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olice Chief Cam Sanchez announced Wednesday morning that a massive year-and-a-halflong crackdown on gang violence in Santa Barbara — dubbed Operation Falling Dawn and carried out in conjunction with the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and various state and local agencies — has resulted in arrests of or charges against 68 people. He also spoke of a likely connection between Santa Barbara gang activity and the nefarious reach of the Mexican Mafia, a highly organized, prison-based syndicate that deals in drugs, guns, gambling, and other criminal enterprises. The ongoing suppression effort, named because it signifies “the end of a beginning,” said Santa Barbara Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood, started in July 2012 in response to the escalation of serious violent crime in town. “There was a new status quo that was developing,” Harwood explained. “We have a problem, despite what some may say,” Sanchez asserted. “We’re not talking about stealing vehicles; we’re talking about crimes against people.” Sanchez and Harwood pointed to a string of stabbings and assaults — including seven attempted murders since last February — as evidence of a shift toward a more vicious disposition among area gang members. They also noted the shooting death of Ventura gang member Kelly Hunt in February. And while police have stated that overall gang activity has decreased in recent months — a fact much touted by Sanchez during some of his briefings to the City Council — the severity of the cases has ratcheted up. The Mexican Mafia — also known as La Eme, Spanish for the letter “M” — appears to have largely stayed out of Santa Barbara gang business in recent years, but for reasons not publicly disclosed is now better coordinating with Eastside and Westside gang members. It’s not clear if La Eme has been here all along and 10

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NAME AMONG NAMES: Police made special note of the recent arrest of Raymond Macias (mug shot pictured above center), a defendant on the city’s proposed gang-injunction list and the former Eastside program coordinator for La Palabra, a nonprofit working with at-risk youth. LEFT: Sgt. Riley Harwood (top) points to a chart depicting the spike in gang violence. Chief Cam Sanchez (bottom) explains how both perpetrators and victims tend to be gang members or associates.

just started pulling strings, or if there’s been a concerted effort within the outfit to reach its tentacles deeper into the South Coast crime scene. Sanchez said it would be premature to comment further on the connection, citing ongoing investigations and court cases. Of the 68 individuals implicated in Operation Falling Dawn, four are named in the city’s proposed gang injunction: Raymond Macias, Christian Botella, Edgar Cordova, and Marcial Garcia. Six of the suspects are juveniles, and 18 are women. All are either gang members themselves, associates, or customers. “You’re going to find moms and dads and sons and daughters involved in crime together,” Sanchez said. “It’s amazing to me.” During their raids and sweeps, detectives seized $72,000 in drug

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sale proceeds, 12 firearms, 8.5 ounces of heroin, two pounds one ounce of meth, 13.5 ounces of cocaine, plus five ounces of processed marijuana and multiple plants. None of the arrests have resulted in convictions as many of the cases are just starting to work their way through the court system. During Wednesday’s press conference, held in front of a wall plastered with mug shots and a table full of guns and drugs, Sanchez said it’s hard to explain the timing behind the rise in violence. “It’s a great question, but I don’t have a great answer,” he said. Sanchez said the decision to make the public announcement now, a few months before the city’s proposed gang injunction is presented in court, had no connection with the legal filing or its status.“This has nothing to do with the gang injunction,” he said. Later, Harwood explained that while Operation Falling Dawn is mainly indicative of “reactive” police work, a gang injunction would allow the department to engage in more “proactive” approaches. Sanchez spoke of the hard work and long hours the department put into the operation. “We’ve accomplished a lot,” he said. “And we want to assure the community that the Santa Barbara Police Department will go to all lengths to keep the city safe.” Nevertheless, Sanchez went on, more needs to be done. He explained new suppression efforts are currently taking place, with additional crackdowns on the way.“Even in paradise we have issues,” he said, pointing to the wall of photos.“And that is perfect proof.”

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Carlos Ruano, a Montecito church employee who stood trial in September for allegedly molesting his step-granddaughter and later pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, was sentenced last week to three years of felony probation. After the hearing, he was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers. Ruano, according to ICE spokesperson Lori Haley, is a Guatemalan citizen and was previously deported from the United States in 1998. “ICE will seek to reinstate his prior deportation order and remove him from the country,” Haley said. For more than seven years, Ruano, 67, worked as a sexton at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, whose members supported him throughout his case.

The District Attorney’s Office has charged area resident Jose Diaz with three felonies after he allegedly hit and killed a motorcyclist on Highway 154 then fled the scene. Authorities say Diaz was drunk at the time and failed to yield to oncoming traffic when he attempted to turn left onto Highway 246. Joseph Corcoran was traveling southbound on Highway 154 when he was hit. Diaz has been charged with gross vehicular homicide while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing injury, and felony hit-and-run when the accident results in death. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department recently added a new member to its team: arson dog Riley, a black Labrador retriever. With help from his handler, fire captain/investigator Howard Orr, Riley has responded to 11 fires since September, sniffing for the presence of accelerants. Orr and Riley completed an accelerantdetection training program put on and paid for by State Farm insurance companies. The tabs for Riley’s food and veterinary care have been picked up by the Pet House and San Roque Pet Hospital, respectively.

CITY As of November 1, all Cottage Health System employees are required to get a flu shot or wear a surgical mask for five months. The new rule — effective during the defined flu season that ends March 31 and made mandatory for all staff members this year after it was imposed on Cottage doctors in 2012 — is meant to “better protect patients from the risks associated with spread of influenza,” said Cottage spokesperson Maria Zate. Last year, Cottage had a 69 percent vaccination rate among its employees. As of 11/7 this year, it has jumped to 91 percent. While the county has not created any shot/mask rules of its own, the Public Health Department has issued letters during the last two years “highly recommending” any unvaccinated workers wear masks, said spokesperson Susan Klein-Rothschild.

COUNTY Montecito water customers were notified they could be facing some form of rationing early next year if normal winter rains fail to materialize. With two consecutive dry years, Montecito residents — known for their lush landscapes — have been using more water than normal, taxing the community’s limited supplies. Worse

After struggling to stay afloat for many of the past 18 years, the nonprofit board of Primo Boxing has decided to close up shop at the former firehouse by Haley and Quarantina streets at the end of the month. For years, Primo Boxing — run by Joe and Jean Pommier — provided not just free boxing lessons for low-income kids, but for many a necessary home away from home. The Pommiers famously went the extra mile for their kids — picking THE GOOD FIGHT: For 18 years, Joe Pommier has been them up late at night teaching fitness, discipline, and how to get along in the ring if need be, making according to the Marquis of Queensberry rules. sure their homework was done — but never mastered the administrative or fundraising requirements of running a nonprofit. Primo got two years behind on its rent to City Hall a few years ago after one of its major funders went out of business at the same time that grants from City Hall — then facing chronic budget woes — shrunk. The Fund for Santa Barbara intervened more than a year ago, guaranteeing that Primo’s rent would be paid for three years if the Pommiers agreed to establish a functioning board of directors. But according to Joe Pommier, the new board pulled the plug after concluding — one year into the three-year term — it couldn’t raise the funds needed to pay the club’s expenses, insurance, and salaries. Pommier — an accomplished boxer in his youth — said on any afternoon, Primo, which operates on a shoestring budget, would have 20-30 young people either working out or hanging out. He said he’ll be setting up shop at a nearby jiujitsu gym, but there, classes will be $120 a month rather than free. Pommier said he’s willing to offer free boxing workouts at nearby Ortega Park if there’s interest. “It hasn’t hit me yet,” he said. “I’m sure it will when we get closer, but I keep things on the back burner so I don’t have to think about it.” Although the Pommiers have been at the helm the past 18 years, Primo Boxing dates back to 1981. In the meantime, City Hall will assess the conditions of the old — Nick Welsh firehouse and start looking for a youth-serving nonprofit to move in.

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yet, at least 14 wells have gone dry in the past two months alone and another eight before that. Barring normal winter rains, the Montecito Water District would need far more water from the State Water Project than the state water system can deliver this year. District officials put customers on notice they need to cut consumption by 20 percent, but by the time the notices were delivered, that number was already too low. The real number is now 30 percent.

amplified in the wake of the fatal accident on 11/11 at that intersection. The speakers — many wore yellow, China’s color of mourning, in honor of Beijing native Shuguang Lui, 59, who was killed by an oncoming car while pushing an infant in a stroller across the street — advocated for crosswalk lights and decreased speed limits; the council will hear an update on the project on 12/17. The Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the accident.

Two UCSB students have been diagnosed with a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. The school has teamed up with the county’s health department to notify and recommend antibiotics for those who may have come in contact with the ill students. Investigations are still ongoing, but they have not identified any connection with the meningitis outbreak that recently hit Princeton. In 2011, a UCSB PhD student unexpectedly died from the bacterial disease. Student Health offers meningitis vaccines on a walk-in basis for students who have not had the shot since they were 16 years old. Next Tuesday, 11/26, Student Health will be offering these shots along with flu shots at the University Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Goleta City Council voted 3-2 to postpone a final decision on the proposed McDonald’s drive-through in the Camino Real Marketplace, after voting to deny an appeal to the drivethrough filed by the Goodland Coalition. The vote to delay the decision was made to allow Councilmember Ed Easton — who said in deliberations that he would be voting against the drivethrough, along with colleagues Jim Farr and Paula Perotte — time to discuss possible changes with the restaurant’s developers so as to find a middle ground that would appease the drivethrough’s proponents (who note its convenience) and its opponents (who cite increased traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions). The project will be discussed again at a date to be determined.

Several Goleta residents voiced their concerns to the Goleta City Council on 11/19 about the delayed project to install pedestrian safety devices at the crosswalk at Cathedral Oaks Road and Santa Marguerita Drive — concerns

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FRACTURED LANDSCAPE: According to Los Padres ForestWatch, this system is being used for fracking in the Sespe Oil Field, an area of the Los Padres National Forest north of Fillmore.

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he growing fear and fuss over the oil industry’s practice of hydraulic fracturing — known more controversially as “fracking,” in which large amounts of water and chemicals are pumped underground to crack rocks and release resources — got attention in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C., this past week, with California proposing new rules to regulate it while the Republican-stacked U.S. House of Representatives is trying to make all energy extraction much easier. And then there’s even Hollywood, where, on Tuesday, a collection of eco-minded celebrities — including Daryl Hannah, Lance Bass, Malin Åkerman, and Wilmer Valderrama — released a series of “What the Frack?” videos that call for an outright ban. The issue has special resonance in Santa Barbara County, which was the first jurisdiction in California to pass its own rules about fracking after finding out the practice was occurring near Los Alamos a couple years ago. More recent investigations by Santa Barbara’s Environmental Defense Center and Truthout.org have also revealed that fracking is occurring on the region’s offshore oil rigs, while Los Padres ForestWatch is calling attention to fracking in Los Padres National Forest at the Sespe Oil Field, which the nonprofit also claims is a source of the “microtrash” that’s harming California condors nearby. Currently, California’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (known as “DOGGR”) has no special rules in place for fracking, but with evidence that more might occur in California’s extensive Monterey Shale formation, State Senator Fran Pavley, of Agoura Hills, introduced SB  earlier this year with an aim to have regulations in place by 2015. On Friday, the proposed regulations were released, setting off a slew of reactions from both environmentalists (who complain the draft regulations don’t go far enough to protect the public) and the oil industry, which appreciates the state’s “balanced” approach. “These regulations are extensive but strike the right balance that will result in an environmental platform which will ensure that the potential energy resources contained in the Monterey Shale formation can be responsibly developed,” explained Catherine Reheis-Boyd, president of the Western States Petroleum Association. Both ForestWatch and the Environmental Defense

Center were encouraged by the progress but continue to demand a moratorium on fracking until these rules are in place, and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) was most strident in its analysis.“These rules mostly take the narrowest, most oil industry–friendly approach possible under state law to governing fracking,” said CBD’s Kassie Siegel. “They will permit fracking to spread across the state, endangering our air, water, communities, and climate.” Meanwhile, in D.C., the Department of the Interior is crafting its own rules for fracking on federal lands, where mineral resources are mostly overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. (While the Forest Service manages Los Padres National Forest, for instance, the BLM handles the Sespe Oil Field production.) But if House Republicans have their way, that process would be undermined, and all energy extraction would become easier and quicker to get permitted, while also adding thousands of dollars in extra fees to pay for any groups that seek to oppose such drilling. On Wednesday morning, the House Republicans were set to vote against broad Democrat opposition to those two laws, which the White House is likely to veto. Congressmember Lois Capps spoke out against them on the floor of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. “These bills are nothing more than reckless giveaways to big oil and gas companies that put American families and the environment at risk,” said Capps, who also sent a letter to the Department of the Interior and Environmental Protection Agency calling for an immediate moratorium on all offshore fracking until a study is done to determine the possible environmental impacts. “The inadequate oversight is troubling,” wrote Capps. “Any leak, spill, or blowout offshore would be particularly difficult to detect and contain, especially considering how little is known about the chemicals being used … . Furthermore, drilling of any kind in the ocean is inherently much riskier than onshore drilling, which is illustrated by the fact that a majority of these fracs have occurred from offshore platforms with a history of spills.” Hollywood’s take is even more blunt. “What the frack, Governor Brown?” asks actress Julie Bowen in one of the new videos.“Fracking poisons water. Ban it now. You’re better than this.” See independent.com/fracking for an archive of fracking-related reports.

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News of theWeek employee alongside Singer’s annual personnel evaluation. Singer — the city’s highest-paid employee, whose salary was bumped up $7 to $202,284 a year — received a reduced-term contract, down to one year from three years, with an added stipulation to meet “agreedupon goals and objectives.” He has held the position since 2005. Hundreds of service workers rallied at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning at UCSB’s Henley Gate to strike in unison with workers of the largest union in the UC system. Though contract negotiations between workers in AFSCME 3299 and UC officials are ongoing, union leaders say the strike is about unfair labor practices. Workers across the 10-campus, five-hospital university system say they were retaliated against after participating in a system-wide strike last May. Strikers later marched through campus, and as of press time, had planned to continue demonstrating until 7 p.m.

SPORTS In a season that saw them go undefeated in their conference and score a 12-5-3 record, UCSB’s men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament after earning the No. 10 national seed. Their high ranking in the bracket — there are 48 teams total — netted them a

first-round bye; their first game will be Sunday, 11/24, at Harder Stadium against either Penn State or St. Francis Brooklyn. The Gauchos won the National Championship in 2006.

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So intense is the hostility to installing a new stoplight at the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Road that the Santa Barbara City Council is itching to spend an additional $600,000 to install a roundabout instead. The question, of course, is where that extra money will come from and at the YELLOW LIGHT: New scaled-back plans for a roundabout at Cliff expense of what Drive and Las Positas Road are a hit, but money remains a question. other vital road repairs. City Hall has $750,000 in federal transportation dollars to build something to alleviate the rush-hour congestion at that intersection, which would cover the cost of a stoplight but not a roundabout. City Hall risks losing that money, however, if it doesn’t spend it in the next couple of years. Initially, the cost differential between the two choices was $1.1 million, but city traffic engineers figured how to whittle the gap down to $600,000. Councilmembers were agreed that roundabouts — once reviled in town as something alien and exotic — are faster, quieter, more aesthetically pleasing, generate less congestion and exhaust, are safer, and move cars through the intersection more efficiently. By contrast, the level of service there with a stoplight would gradually get worse and attract more collisions. Traffic engineer Derrick Bailey reported that roundabouts on average have 21 percent fewer collisions and 66 percent fewer injury collisions than stoplights do. A few councilmembers were so opposed to a stoplight that losing the money and building nothing there would be preferable. Still, the additional cost remained a bone of contention for the roundabout. Cathy Murillo expressed concern that much-needed traffic improvements for the Eastside would suffer unfairly if the extra money was spent to make “a good neighborhood better.” Councilmember Dale Francisco said he couldn’t support spending so much extra money when a stoplight addressed 85 percent of the intersection’s needs. And Councilmember Bendy White lamented the sorry state of road repairs elsewhere throughout the city. But bean counters noted that City Hall finished the year with $4 million more than projected and that some of that could possibly be used for the roundabout. The discussion for how to spend that surplus is scheduled for — Nick Welsh next January. Based on that, the council voted to delay the decision.

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BY K E L S E Y B R U G G E R onald Tobin, a former employee at Fess Parker DoubleTree Hilton, is suing the joint resort company and three of its supervisors for alleged discrimination and unfair business practices while he worked there as a painter for nearly three years. The suit claims Tobin was unjustly fired from his position after he was instructed to complete tasks typically subcontracted to outside vendors. The court filing also claims two of the hotel’s buildings had serious water damage and mold issues, but management failed to properly train employees or equip them with the right safety equipment, exposing Tobin to unsafe working conditions. Tobin, who’s African-American, claims he was subjected to discrimination and harassment at the DoubleTree because of his race, and that the human resources department neglected to investigate or address his complaints. During an event at the hotel, the lawsuit reads, one of Tobin’s supervisors talked about the chicken and watermelon being served, and used the phrases “you people” and “your food.” “[The supervisor] continued to state that he

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BY N I C K W E L S H f last Friday’s closed-door summit between Caltrans and Common Sense  was supposed to clarify the extent to which Montecito’s left-hand freeway offramps do or do not contribute to traffic collisions, it was an utter failure. Two of the three elected officials who attended the meeting — Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and st District County Supervisor Salud Carbajal — expressed varying degrees of exasperation, disappointment, and frustration with the lack of communication that took place. Certainly, both said, the meeting did not proceed as they had thought it would. Given that Caltrans is currently poised to certify the environmental document for the STONE SUPE: Supervisor Salud Carbajal is $500-million freeway-widening and HOV- extremely underwhelmed with Caltrans. lane project from Montecito to the Ventura County line, the frustration over how the meet- that the project could be built faster and much ing went could have major ramifications over cheaper if Montecitos’s left-hand off-ramps how — or if — that project proceeds. Carbajal were retained. upbraided the posse of Caltrans representaCommon Sense representatives showed up tives, telling them that their performance could expecting to hash out the 17 accident reports undermine support among some board mem- that Caltrans had cited in concluding the offbers of the Santa Barbara County Associa- ramps were not safe as is. They claimed that the tion of Governments, the super-government reports do not support Caltrans conclusions, agency on which he and Schneider both sit. and they believed — as did the elected officials The meeting was held to help resolve a long- present — that the meeting had been scheduled standing factual — and political — dispute over to resolve just this issue. The Caltrans continthe safety of the current left-hand off-ramps in gent, however, declined to engage at that level, Montecito. Caltrans has insisted that left-hand insisting they came only to listen. Several days ramps are inherently less safe because they defy afterward, Caltrans district director Tim Gubdriver expectations and that collisions by the bins issued a press release stating,“We are now Cabrillo off-ramp in particular were signifi- reviewing the report to determine whether it cantly higher than the statewide average. Com- brings new information that we can utilize in mon Sense , a group of politically connected our analysis.” Caltrans spokesperson Jim ShivMontecito activists, has insisted that the left- ers added Caltrans was committed to building hand ramps are no more dangerous, and are “the safest, most reliable facility that motorists in fact safer, than 90 percent of the off-ramps can depend on for many years into the future.” throughout the entire South Coast. They insist

does not know why African-Americans refer to themselves that way when white people do not say ‘Caucasian-Americans,’” the filing reads. The lawsuit also states another employee regularly used the “n-word” without being reprimanded. When Tobin requested to leave work early so he could vote in the presidential election last year, the complaint states, his supervisor responded by stating, “You do not have the votes. Romney is going to win.” The next day, another supervisor allegedly told Tobin, “Obama may be your president out there, but I am your boss in here.” The head of human resources allegedly dismissed the remarks as jokes when Tobin brought up the issue. Beginning in 2012, Tobin received several “write-ups” about his work performance. The court filing states that Tobin never received copies of the write-ups after he requested them so he could respond to them. Hilton Worldwide spokesperson David Trumble said he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit because of pending litigation. The company was served with the complaint last week, and it has 30 days to respond.

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Calling All Conspiracists! Oswald Innocence Campaign Descends on Santa Barbara

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BY T Y L E R H AY D E N organization. He was not treated ven a so-called villain needs people in his corner, and as if he had been a traitor to the they ask: Where was Oswald the day Kennedy died? country, and he was given funds MOTORCADE MYSTERY: This is one of the last photographs of President John F. Kennedy Etched as deeply into America’s psyche as the to relocate to New Orleans, where alive, before he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Five decades later, many Americans moment President John F. Kennedy was shot are the he worked with right-wingers in still wonder who really pulled the trigger that tragic day in Dallas. smoldering questions over how and why he was killed, the heart of the U.S. intelligence and who was behind it. The official government report that puts a community. He was being sheep-dipped, as the expression has it his supervisors, Bill Shelley, in front of the book depository. If single sniper assassin who fired three shots — Lee Harvey Oswald — given a false persona as a pro-Castro communist sympathizer. you look at the height, weight, build, and the clothing he’s wear— from the sixth floor of a book depository near the presidential Then, a woman named Ruth Pane, who was working for the ing — especially the highly unusual shirt and the T-shirt he has motorcade has been mercilessly challenged for 50 years. And CIA, arranged for Oswald to obtain a job in the book depository on — they correspond very closely to what Oswald was wearing while fringe theories for the killing sway between plausible and just weeks before the assassination, which was part of the whole when he was arrested. absurd, the grainy footage and photographs of that sunny Satur- project to set him up as the patsy. In fact, the attorney general of day afternoon in Dallas continue to be picked apart in books and Texas launched an investigation immediately after the assassina- So this is your smoking gun. There are so many smoking movies and blogs. tion and discovered that Lee was working as an informant for guns. In Murder in Dealey Plaza, I published three collections One long-standing group — now around 150 members strong the FBI and that he was being paid $200 a month right up to the of studies by experts on different aspects of the case to parallel — maintains that Oswald could not have been the shooter, that he time of the assassination, which may explain the absurd situation a critique of the Warren Commission, in which Bertrand Ruswas in fact standing in the depository’s doorway as the motorcade that the government of the United States denies that it can make sell, one of the great philosophers of the 20th century, lays the passed. They point to an Associated Press photograph as indisput- public the IRS records of the man who was accused of assassinat- question: Why was there no section of the Warren Commission able proof that Oswald was not JFK’s lone killer but rather the fall ing our 35th president. Report addressing the question of who killed Kennedy? There’s guy in a nefarious and far-flung plan hatched by governjust so much that reveals this was a setup. The only way you can maintain a belief in the official account is if you ment spooks, military brass, Texas oil tycoons, Mob hit are unfamiliar with the evidence. men, and Communist sympathizers to kill the president for their collective benefit. Your organization argues that there were actuThe Oswald Innocence Campaign will hold a “truth event” at the Fess Parker DoubleTree hotel on November ally six shooters. What was their motivation? 22 to present its findings and counter what it calls the What you have is a representative of each of the differ“official fabrications” perpetuated by the government ent powerful groups that joined together in a conspirand the media. After a day of talks, the Pacific Coast Blues acy to take out the president of the United States. JFK Band will perform their new song “He Didn’t Do It” amid had antagonized the most important special-interest drinks and dancing. The event is open to the public. groups in the country at the time. He was disillusioned Campaign chair Dr. Jim Fetzer spoke with The Santa with the CIA and was threatening to shatter it into a Barbara Independent about the summit, who he thinks thousand pieces. actually killed Kennedy and why, how there was indeed He’d upset the Joint Chiefs because he had not gone another shooter on the grassy knoll (plus five more snipahead and invaded Cuba contrary to their unanimous ers around the plaza), that the “magic bullet” theory is recommendation. He had signed an above-ground total baloney, and that anyone who looks at the evidence test-ban treaty with the Soviet Union despite their can’t help but question the official line. What follows is an unanimous opposition. And then he had started pulledited version of our conversation, a longer transcript of ing our forces out of Vietnam, where the chiefs believed a stand had to be taken against international, godless which can be found at independent.com/jfk. OSWALD AT SHOOTING? Among a preponderance of other intriguing communism. Why did you choose Santa Barbara for your con- evidence, the Oswald Innocence Campaign believes that this photograph, from Then he had instructed the Treasury Department to print United States notes, because he thought it was ference? Dallas is going to be locked down tighter than the moment when Kennedy was shot, reveals that Lee Harvey Oswald (center, a drum. I think there was enormous apprehension that allegedly) was actually downstairs in the book depository when the fatal shots absurd that the United States should be paying interest were fired. one million Americans might show up at Dealey Plaza to a private consortium of banks to publish the counand demand the truth about JFK. So they imposed severe try’s currency. constraints. They’re only allowing 5,000 individuals, and you Oswald was part of the plot? I thought you said he was a Then, of course, he was cracking down for the first time on actually have to submit your Social Security number and go patriot. He appears to have been on the fringe of the conspiracy, organized crime. J. Edgar Hoover had been unable to even recthrough some kind of background review. If they have any reason but it was beyond his control. Secret Service agent Abraham ognize it because just as he had sex dossiers on all the members to think you might be a protester, they’re not going to let you in. Bolden published a book about his experiences. He talks about of Congress, the Mob had one on him, including compromising We also had no reason to think anything new will be presented how an [assassination] attempt on Kennedy planned for Chicago photographs of him with his close personal friend Clyde Tolson. in Dallas. So we wanted a distinctive location, because what we had been aborted because of information from an informant by In addition, Jack was planning to cut the oil-depletion alloware presenting is cutting-edge research. And because Jack and the name of Lee, who appears to have been Oswald. So in his ance, which the Texas oil men regarded as akin to their divine Jackie honeymooned in Santa Barbara, it seemed like a very role working for the FBI, he was actually able to subvert some right. appropriate locale. attempts. Lyndon was a pivotal player because he had contact with all of It’s not clear to me how fully informed Oswald was about the these parties. We have more than 15 indications of Secret Service What’s your mission? The Oswald Innocence Campaign events taking place in Dallas, but he wasn’t even on the sixth complicity in setting Kennedy up for the hit. is dedicated to achieving justice for an American citizen who floor and can’t possibly have been a shooter. That’s one of the appears to have been a committed patriot recruited by the Office most important findings and rationales for the existence of the What indications? Two of the agents were left behind at Love of Naval Intelligence in San Diego. He was thereafter stationed Oswald Innocence Campaign. We discovered evidence internal Field. They were called off by Emory Roberts, who was the agent at Atsugi in Japan, one of our most secure bases. His defection to a photograph taken by AP photographer James Altgens, but in charge of the presidential protection detail. They were the to the Soviet Union was actually a mock defection, and when he also external to it, including that Lee had told homicide detective agents who would have run beside or ridden on the back of the returned to the United States, he was welcomed by a CIA front Will Fritz that during the shooting he had been out with one of presidential limousine. cont’d page 16  november 21, 2013

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PAWN, PATSY, OR PRIME SUSPECT? The official story is that Lee Harvey Oswald (seen here in his booking photo) acted alone, but the many holes in that version of events have spawned the creation of such groups as the Oswald Innocence Campaign, which convenes this Friday in Santa Barbara.

Second, the limousines were put in the wrong order. The presidential limousine was put out first when it should have been in the middle. It should have been preceded by a flatbed truck with photographers and camera crews since this was a major political event. But the flatbed truck was canceled, the reporters were put at the very back of the motorcade, and instead of being proceeded by the mayor and the vice president so that the crowd’s enthusiasm would rise, Jack was out front. Then, of course, the fact that [the limo driver] pulled the limousine to the left and to a halt to make sure Kennedy would be killed is most telling of all. How long have you personally been researching the case? I was in the Marines and anchored out in Kou-Chan harbor when I was awakened at 3:30 in the morning by the officer of the deck. He told me that JFK had been shot. Then he awakened me an hour later and said they caught the guy who’d done it. I thought to myself even then that was pretty fast work. It wasn’t until I returned from the Middle East that I started looking into this. I started reading books about it. It was kind of a pastime, something that just interested me. After Oliver Stone’s film JFK appeared, I was lying in bed drinking a cup of coffee and reading the paper one morning when my wife came in and flipped on the TV. I observed a very distinguished-looking man standing behind a lectern with a logo of the American Medical Association (AMA), who was attacking and ridiculing everyone who’d ever done serious research on the assassination, including Dr. Charles Crenshaw. Crenshaw was one of the doctors who treated Kennedy and published a book about his experiences and being instructed to keep quiet or his career would be destroyed. The man turned out to be the editor in chief of the journal of the AMA. I had a lot of editing experience myself, and it was clear to me that this man was grossly abusing his role as editor. And it seemed to me that if persons at this level of expertise were going to abuse their positions for political purposes, perhaps some of us with special backgrounds and ability had ought to become involved. I had earned my PhD in the history and philosophy of sci-

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ence, I had graduated magna from Princeton University, I had published a good number of books, and I resolved to do something about it. I’ve now published three books on the case, and Santa Barbara will be the fifth conference I’ve chaired. If all this is true, or even if just parts of it are true, why aren’t more people demanding to know what really happened? Why do you think so many of us are content to simply dismiss these theories as unfounded conspiracies? Well, polls have shown over the years that as much as 85 percent of the public has expressed disagreement with the Warren Commission and the lone-assassin scenario. I think you’d find most Americans believe in a conspiracy even though they don’t know the details. I believe there was immense skepticism of the Warren Commission Report when it was first published because people had lived through those days and heard all those reports about the shot to the throat and the shot to the right temple. When the report was published and reversed those trajectories, I think there was a nagging in the back of their minds. It just didn’t sound right to them. I believe that has persisted. So why not more outcry? Americans have a naïve faith in their government. They want to believe the government is there to protect us and nurture us. And the idea that an arrangement between powerful interest groups in the government and outside could have brought about the death of our 35th president in broad daylight in a major American city is something that just stuns them. Until they actually look at the evidence, it is very difficult for them to draw the distinction between authority and truth. They tend to assume authority represents truth, when truth is actually the authority.

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hen the Board of Supervisors voted last week to green-light Santa Maria Energy’s oil drilling project but at a stricter environmental standard than previously approved, the project’s supporters worried the company would abandon its plans entirely, and its detractors rejoiced at the possibility of a new de facto county emissions standard. Meanwhile, Supervisor Peter Adam — who not only voted against the stricter threshold but also made a motion to make the threshold even lower than before — took things a step further in an op-ed he wrote on Sunday, reviving a suggestion last considered in 2006: a county split. “People in the North County have tried to split Santa Barbara County twice in the last 30 years,” he wrote in his op-ed. “The lack of respect and paternalism that we saw last Tuesday is why. We in the ‘colonies’ would like to see this change.” Adam said in a later interview that he had always thought separation was a bad idea, but Friday’s vote changed his mind. “I’m not necessarily advocating a split,” he explained,“but it may be something people have to consider if this is the way it’s going to be.” Santa Maria Energy’s project — 136 cyclic steam injection wells, along with two emissions-producing steam generators, an oil pipeline, and a recycled water pipeline — is going to be held to a strict greenhouse-gas emissions limit of 10,000 metric tons per year, down from the approximately 62,000 tons per year approved by the county’s Planning Commission in September. That 62,000 figure — which the Environmental Defense Center appealed, leading to the supervisors’ decision — resulted from a 29 percent emissions threshold for the wells’ projected emissions of 88,000 metric tons a year, a threshold almost twice the state’s 15.3 percent standard. To mitigate its emissions down to 10,000, Santa Maria Energy will have

to employ on-site measures and buy reduction credits to the tune of about $500,000 a year. Bob Poole, the company’s public and government affairs manager, said that while Santa Maria Energy won’t file a lawsuit against the county for the supervisors’ decision — and that the project will move forward — the company is neither pleased with the vote nor able to guarantee the same number of jobs, tax revenues, and community support. “I think Supervisor Adam’s op-ed accurately portrayed the dysfunctional situation in Santa Barbara County,” Poole said. But Supervisors Salud Carbajal, Janet Wolf, and Doreen Farr — all of whom voted for the more stringent threshold — don’t think that their decision on the project should lead to a discussion on splitting the county in two.“This project is moving forward. Jobs will be created and greenhouse gases will be mitigated,” said Carbajal. “It’s making a mountain out of a molehill.” Wolf agreed, saying that the split suggestion is “so unfortunate and really serves no purpose” and noting that when the separation was put up to the voters in 2006, more than 80 percent voted against it. “I don’t think this is a north-south issue,” said Farr.“The vast majority of the votes that the board makes are unanimous votes,” she said.“For issues big and small in each district, when the votes aren’t unanimous, they can break in a lot of different directions.” After delivering a fiery speech last week in support of keeping the threshold as approved by the Planning Commission, th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino said recently that he agreed with the “meat and potatoes” of Adam’s op-ed but not the suggestion of a split. “Different parts of the county have strengths and weaknesses, and I think we’re better as one,” he said, noting the majority of the county’s property tax revenues come from South County. “Some people say we need to get a divorce. I think we need to go to counseling and work out our problems.”

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The Hell of Typhoon Haiyan Santa Barbara Journalist Bears Witness to Disaster in the Philippines TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JA C K C R O S B I E

After spending the better part of a year as The Santa Barbara Independent’s listings editor, Jack Crosbie left the paper to embark on a career as an international correspondent. His first stop was the Republic of the Philippines, where Crosbie joined Santa Barbara’s Vitamin Angels on one of their nutrition distribution missions. The country had just experienced a savage earthquake, and days after Crosbie and Vitamin Angels brought some relief to Tacloban, the city was devastated by a typhoon of global headline–grabbing proportions. Here is Crosbie’s firsthand report on that city and country, filed from Manila.

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t around seven in the morning on November 8, SuperTyphoon Haiyan crashed into the shores of Eastern Samar province in the Philippines, making landfall almost directly over the city of Guiuan. After chewing through Samar, Haiyan — known as “Yolanda” in the Philippines — tore into the neighboring island of Leyte, again scoring a direct hit, this time on the city of Tacloban, a major transportation hub and population center in the Visayas region of the country. At its peak, Haiyan was a 370-mile-wide cyclone of fiendish winds that reached gusts of 235 miles per hour and sustained at just shy of 200 miles per hour. Storm surges brought water 17 feet straight up buildings, flooding the ground level of almost every structure in the affected coastal areas. If you’ve been anywhere near a television in the past two weeks, you probably know much of this and have heard that the number of confirmed deaths, which just broke 4,000, is expected to climb into five digits. At least 9.8 million people have been affected, but maybe more than 13 million, depending on whom you believe. Haiyan is playing out like most disasters in the modern news era, the dead and the cont’d page 20 

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• Awa rd win n in g st a f f • C o mp limen t a r y lo an e r ca rs a n d shut t le ser v i c e • A ll p re- own ed c ars i n c l u d e comp limen t a r y ro ad s i d e s e r vi c e a nd key rep lac ement c ove rag e • C h ild a n d p et f r ien dl y

• A p e rc e n t a ge o f eve r y s al e s u p p o r ts D C H ’s Te e n Saf e D r i vi ng Fo unda ti o n • L ex u s Ce r ti f i e d Te ch ni ci a ns • Ce r t i f i e d s a l e s a nd de l i ve r y p e rs on n e l

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Clarence, a young survivor of the typhoon, rests in the shade of a building in Barangay Magay, about 10 kilometers south of Tacloban. Barangay Magay was nearly completely destroyed by the storm.

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wounded and the missing being racked up as nameless digits on the scrolling tickers of major networks. On the ground inside Tacloban’s sports stadium, the whiteboards at the United Nations impromptu headquarters are covered in hastily erased and re-scribbled figures, as new projections and assessments come in.

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he thing about statistics is that when you turn off the TV or shut down your laptop, they disappear.You may remember them, but unless they’re shoved in your face by the next broadcaster to come on, they fade. What I found, during the five days I spent on the ground in and around Tacloban City, was that they also fade when you walk away from the whiteboards. Away from the statistics, you learn that the storm surge wasn’t 17 feet; it was up one story and onto the second floor, when, as Noel Ladrera told me, he had to jump down from outside his nearly flattened house. You learn that the 17 feet wasn’t 17 feet in some places, but that the sea came in and went out three times, claiming more lives each time as people tried to flee. Bodies hung from ceiling supports, and families clustered together in whoever’s house had the best concrete. You learn that it wasn’t the wind or the rain or the ocean that did the most damage, but the wind and the rain and 20

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the ocean combined and multiplied to create a perfect storm. As Matthew Cochrane, press officer for the United Nations team in Tacloban, put it, “The disaster was on a scale that this country had never experienced … We know we need to be doing more; we know we need to be doing better; we know we need to be going faster.” The Filipinos I met entirely agreed: Though they usually see several typhoons a year, Yolanda is the worst they’ve seen.

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n Tacloban, the media’s chosen poster city for this disaster, the early days were particularly horrific. Yolanda managed to thrash the region’s infrastructure so thoroughly that early relief operations fell flat in the face of a brutalized city trying to cling to its last shreds of life. Flooding and wind-blown debris blocked roads, cell towers, and buildings, spoiling existing food supplies and knocking out water, power, and Internet lines. The airport was crippled, and for the first two days of relief operations, the Philippine Air Force could only get in two C- transports of personnel and aid per day. A not-insignificant number of prisoners escaped from the structurally weakened and understaffed Tacloban City Jail, and roads choked with heavy debris kept trucks with relief goods from entering the city.

For many, this is when the real fear began. Michael King, an American ex-pat who’s called Tacloban home for the past four years, showed up on a U.S. Marine Corps ight on Wednesday afternoon carrying everything he owned: a laptop, umbrella, and the clothes he was wearing. “I wasn’t really frightened of the storm when it came up under doors,â€? King said. “What got to me is the thought that in a few days I could run out of drinking water.â€? As he walked out of the terminal, he said, “I just left hell, and it’s going to get worse.â€?

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he day after talking to King, I was on a ight to Tacloban — and not for the ďŹ rst time. Two weeks before the storm, I ew into Tacloban on a Cebu PaciďŹ c Airbus with a team from Santa Barbara’s own Vitamin Angels. As the wing dipped over the city, a squall of heavy rain, which is common in the region, had just passed, and the aluminum roofs of the city’s houses and shops were a muddy red blur of wet rust, punctuated by scattered ďŹ elds and stringy palm trees, broken up by blocks of taller concrete buildings. It wasn’t exactly a picturesque city — there were no soaring skylines, no buildings rising higher than a handful of stories — but it was undoubtedly a city teeming with life, color, and noise. When I arrived on Thursday, the city was unrecognizable. It was a ghost town, with

barely any residents moving around and piles of rubble covering the sides of the roads. Though the roads were clear coming in, there were few vehicles on the streets, and most residents clung to whatever shelter they had to stay out of the sun. The worst of the desperate search for food and water — highlighted in the media by reports of widespread looting and other crimes — was over, stamped out by the Philippine National Police and military. I camped on the roof of the mostly intact Asia Stars Hotel with EMPACT Northwest, an urban search-and-rescue team from Seattle, Washington. Over the following ďŹ ve days, I followed EMPACT’s six-person team of EMTs and ďŹ reďŹ ghters through some of the city and region’s hardest-hit areas as they searched buildings and rubble piles for bodies forgotten by or inaccessible to the government’s ďŹ rst crews. I returned to the hotel each night and saw slight layers of the typhoon’s miasma lift every time. I watched the city come back to life — in an organized, refereed basketball game breaking out in a court across from the UN complex, in a barber oering haircuts in the street — but sorties further and further from the city center were a daily reminder of the unthinkable loss of life and livelihood already suered, and the monumental amount of work to come.

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Patricia Ann Brooks  – 

Patricia Ann Brooks, , passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November th. She was born in a small cottage on Laguna Street in . She lived and laughed here all her life. Her father’s family (Rudolph Wokurka) came over from Spain in  and settled in Santa Barbara in . They came up the coast in the military train of Governor Neve, and are descendents of Presidio guards Lugo, Ruiz and Rodriguez. She was the great great granddaughter of Bernarda Ruiz, whose conception and efforts were instrumental in negotiating the Treaty of Cahuenga with Fremont, bringing peace between the US and Mexico in . As a child, Pat danced at every Fiesta, and used to go to the El Paseo every Saturday night. She retained vivid memories of the devastation of the  earthquake and walking through the town’s ruins. As a child, and throughout her adulthood, she collected antique dolls and enjoyed attending movies. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School in , she worked for Dr. Lyman and Peterson Studios. She also held bookkeeping positions at the Little Town Club and the El Encanto Hotel. Her mother (Elsie McGee) worked as a beautician to Hollywood stars, and she spent the Great Depression dressed up in clients’ silken hand-me-downs. Pat slipped into the speakeasies of San Francisco, climbed to the

top of Yosemite, charmed Maurice Chevalier, kept a shoebox of teaspoons from her travels, and never went a day without lipstick. Ever the storyteller, she was a palm reader and told tales of her travels and interesting people she met along the way. When friends left for war, she sent unfinished stories across the sea, writing that they’d have to come back to hear the end. She also was an ace woodcarver and had quite the green thumb. In , Pat and her soon-tobe husband James Brooks met on a blind date. Three weeks later they were off to Las Vegas to marry. They honeymooned in Hawaii and were happily married until James’ death in . He was a chief engineer for Global Marine Exploration Company. Pat was an active member of Descendientes de Santa Barbara, the Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Scottish Society. She had a great love for the arts and was a life-long supporter of the Museum of Art, Lotusland, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Historical Museum, the Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Natural History. She is survived by one sister Beverly Thielicke; her devoted daughter Jan Brooks; her grandchildren, the light of her life, Tiago and Tasha Bandeira; three nieces Cindy Torres, Frances Kasper and Ella Porter; nephew David Brooks; many great, greatgreat, and great-great-great nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Genie. She was lovely and loved by everyone who met her. Thanks to all her family and friends for visiting her; it was what kept her going at the end. Thanks to Tina and Alex of Mesa Care, Hospice, and Visiting Nurses for all their kindness and wonderful care. A celebration of life will be held in January. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Hospice, Visiting Nurses, or A.S.A.P. Here’s lookin’ at you, Pat.

Death Notices HUERTA, Leonides; of Carpinteria; died November , ; he was . Visitation, Sunday, Nov. ,  at Welch-Ryce-Haider Chapel in Goleta,  Ward Dr., from pm to pm with the Rosary/Vigil at pm. Early Funeral Mass; Monday, Nov. ,  at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carpinteria at :am. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

MacDONALD, Susan; of Santa Barbara; died November ,  (Born: //); she was . Private Services. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -. MANRIQUEZ, Simona Orosco; of Santa Barbara; died November , ; she was . Visitation; Noon to pm, / at WelchRyce-Haider Goleta. Rosary; pm, / and Mass; am / St. Raphael’s Church. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider -.

Abe Safina

Passed away on November ,  at the age of . He was born in Santa Barbara and owned Tony’s Towing and Tony’s Auto Body Shop that his father started in . Abe and Mike ran the family business until . Abe attended Harding Elementary School, La Cumbre Jr. High, and Santa Barbara High. Abe belonged to the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge # for over  years, the Santa Barbara Masonic Lodge #, he was a nd degree Mason and he belonged to the Scottish Rite, which was a life time member. He also belonged to the Al Malaikah Shrine, and was appointed Shrine Ambassador of the Al Malaikah Temple for the Santa Barbara area by allious potentate, Gene Moore for . Abe was in charge of the Glen Labs, formally the Santa Barbara - club, called Safety Sally, for all the elementary school cross walks. Abe is preceded in death by his brother Mike Safina and his sister Rosalie. He is survived by his sister Bertha, living in San Francisco and brother William Safina from Mill Valley. Abe has many nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed. Many thanks to his physicians, Dr. Joseph Frawley, Dr. Michael Shenoda, Dr. Howard Cooperman, and Dr. Joe Iivento. Funeral Service, which will be held Thursday, November st, : at Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels downtown location. Interment will be private. In Abe’s memory, please remember the Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles,  Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA .

David Renshaw, M.D. // – // David Renshaw, M.D., passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, October, , . David was born in New Rochelle, New York on June ,

, the son of Edward and Lillian Friend Renshaw. David graduated from Kent School in Kent, Connecticut and moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri in . He graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School in  and moved west to California with his wife, Nancy (nee Rogers). In , after internship and residency, the family moved to Santa Barbara and David established a private practice in Psychiatry. Next to the love for his family, he loved the practice of medicine, rooting for the San Francisco Giants, playing Monopoly with his grandchildren, and relaxing on the beaches of Kauai. His roses were always the talk of the neighborhood. He is survived by his wife of  years, Nancy, daughters Susan and husband Jack Dawson, and Jack’s son, Peter of Santa Barbara and Katharine and Carman McKee and their children, Connor and Ceanna of Red Deer, Alberta. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Direct Relief, the Santa Barbara Symphony and Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care.

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Nick Reich was born in Chicago, IL to George and Helen Reich on Feb. , . He passed away on Oct. ,  after a twoyear battle with cancer of the esophagus. Nick and his sister, Toni, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from Tennyson High School in Hayward in  and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War as a medical corpsman, delivering babies and tending the wounded at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Nick was known for his love of animals, his extensive collection of popular music, and his love of reading, particularly the works of Stephen King. In , he married Lynn Beach

and they had one daughter, Heather. In , Nick moved to Santa Barbara to enter the men’s residential recovery program at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. Nick credits this program with saving his life, and through it he renewed his faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Nick celebrated over  years of sobriety from his alcohol addiction. After graduating from the program, Nick worked at the Rescue Mission for a number of years as the night security guard. The Rescue Mission was his home and his family for almost  years. In , Nick was diagnosed with cancer. His sister, Toni Percival, and her husband, Frank, cared for him through his surgery and treatments until August  when he relocated to Mokelumne Hill in northern California, a town he quickly grew to love. He was also happy to be closer to his wife, Lynn, daughter, Heather McCoy, sonin-law Shilo McCoy, and two granddaughters, Chloe and Madylin McCoy. Nick’s death came less than a year after the passing of his mother, Helen Reich Williams. His father, George, passed away in . Nick is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Memorial services in Santa Barbara will be held at Christ the King Episcopal Church,  Hollister Ave., on Saturday, November  at : pm. Donations in Nick’s memory may be made to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission,  E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, CA .

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Lois Capps may have

started off as a humble school nurse — a fact she’s reminded us of maybe more than one time too many — but over the years, she’s morphed into a congressmember by tragic happenstance and subsequently into a bona fide political machine the likes of which South Coast Democrats and liberals have never known before. In so doing, she has achieved the exalted first-nameonly status. Like Cher and Madonna, she is now simply and ubiquitously “Lois.” Over her many years in Washington, Lois has yet to pass any defining, signature legislation, a fact seized upon every two years by opponents who invariably make the fatal mistake of confusing niceness for weakness. Lois almost always wins the Nicest Member of Congress Award bestowed annually by Washingtonian Magazine. And just as invariably, the poor fools who run against her wind up flat on their backs, struggling to understand how they just got mugged by such a “nice” 75-year-old lady. This year, I have been notified by Lois’s spin machine that Lois actually got two bills passed by both the House and the Senate in just one week. Given that this Congress has established a new speed record in not getting things done, this fact qualifies as a man-bites-dog story of epic dimension. Both bills, admittedly, qualify as feelgood procedural baby steps, but ones that could conceivably eventually get somewhere and do some real good. One bill invites and encourages the National Institutes of Health to give the study of rare pediatric diseases higher priority.

The other would allow federal health officials to explore the possibility of allowing HIV-infected individuals to donate body organs to others so afflicted. Lois, to an exceptional degree, has hitched her star to Obama’s bandwagon and more specifically to his Affordable Care Act. It is then a little unfortunate that such a fussy control freak as Obama would roll out his defining program in such an abysmally dysfunctional fashion. And certainly his oft-repeated pledge that no one would have to lose their existing policy has been at odds with the reality of too many people. This disastrous start notwithstanding, it’s premature to declare Obamacare the colossal failure the naysayers insist; some of the problems — at least in big states like California and New York — are actually getting addressed. But politically, the program’s eventual success or failure could have a significant bearing on Lois’s chances of being reelected. It’s worth noting that of the Democrats deemed vulnerable to political extermination by the GOP in 2014, Lois — Dems outnumber Republicans only by 3 percent in her district — was one of the two who voted against the Republicans’ “fix” for what ails Obamacare. She voted instead for a measure crafted by the White House to keep those in danger of losing their insurance from being pushed off the rolls. I mention this because two weeks ago, Santa Barbara’s ever inscrutable Councilmember Dale Francisco was quietly putting the finishing touches on the formation of a campaign com-

mittee to run for Congress against Lois. Dale, the godfather of the council conservatives, has been rumored to harbor congressional ambitions for some time. And you can see why. He’s smart. He’s shrewd. He’s strategic. He’s conservative. And he’s really, really bored. Ever since lefty firebrand Das Williams ascended from the council a few years back to take up residence in the State Assembly, the council has been drearily congenial.Where Das and Dale would famously fight tooth and nail over everything, including the setting of the council chamber’s thermostat, Mayor Helene Schneider has rendered what had been a spicy stew into a big vat of room-temperature tapioca. To keep Dale awake, Schneider seated lefty wanker Cathy Murillo next to him on the council dais. Given Murillo’s penchant for speaking from the heart and shooting from the lip, one would have thought Dale’s everexpressive eyebrows would have cramped in perpetual arch mode. That they aren’t suggests Dale is overdosing on Botox injections or has signed up for a crash course in Zen equanimity. What little is known about Dale’s ambitions is contained on the documents he filed with the Federal Election Commission, the most interesting detail being the signature of Chrissie Hastie, a Republican operative out of Las Vegas who signed on as his fiduciary agent. She runs a firm known as In Compliance, but in past elections, she was fined $3,500 by the FEC for being anything but in compliance when it came to properly identifying the slew of last-minute donors

who gave former Nevada Republican congressmember Jon Porter about $40,000 in one of his campaigns. Porter, since voted out of office, was a right-wing whack job of the old-school, pre– Tea Party variety, supporting a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, opposing funding for Planned Parenthood, and in favor of a bill to make the PATRIOT Act permanent. Nevada Republicans — like Republicans everywhere — have since gone crazy, and their leaders are now trying to “walk back” comments made by some party leaders in support of slavery and against women in the workforce. In this context, Hastie has been associated with the party’s saner elements, like Governor Brian Sandoval. In any case, Hastie appears to be a formidable operator, creating no less than three political action committees designed to subvert traditional campaign reporting regulations in just 24 minutes, and raising huge sums of campaign swag on behalf of her candidates along the way. However “sane” Dale might be in the current context, he is a genuine conservative. He famously donated a couple hundred bucks to California’s Proposition 8 campaign — since overturned — which would have banned same-sex marriages. That puts Dale very much on the wrong side of history and in this district, especially so. Given Lois’s consistent leadership on gay rights — long before it became politically safe and trendy — Dale will need all the money a Las Vegas operator like Chrissie Hastie can muster if he wants to whoop ass on the nice school nurse. — Nick Welsh

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Open Letter to Supervisors Wolf, Carbajal, and Farr: egarding your recent decision to heavily restrict emissions at the Santa Maria Energy (SME) project [News, “Enviros Successfully Challenge Oil Drilling Project,” 11/13/13, independent.com/SMEdecision], you appointed your own planning commissioners, who spent four years and much county taxpayer money on experts and staff to research this project. Their conclusion was to approve the project. County taxpayers deserve to know what this cost. Despite the best knowledge from all sources, you changed the Planning Commission’s decision, and you call your decision a rational, balanced decision. You must realize how incompetent this looks. If you are unable to make a clear decision, then you should resign. Your employers, the taxpayers of the county, came to you with an overwhelming and tremendous outcry to approve this project and go along with your own Planning Commission’s decision. As history will reflect, this will be the decision that is the turning point for finally separating into two counties. The time has come for those in government to begin to listen to the people or get out of government. The three of you do not represent North County residents. Your main concern was obviously to maintain your reputation as “the birthplace of the ecology movement.” You certainly have maintained your reputations as a totally oblivious group of South County bullies. You had your minds set to cripple this project with the hope that it would just go away. The residents need this project and SME. We do not need three totally self-indulgent, misinformed politicians. — Rod and Margaret Careaga, Paso Robles, part-owners of Careaga Lease in Santa Maria

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ast weekend a well-dressed, middle-aged man approached me in a market parking lot in Newport Beach and introduced himself. The encounter was very odd, but I immediately felt sorry for him. He was apologetic, said he was a widower, and had been driven from Santa Barbara to be honored for his work as a doctor. But he had left his wallet at home and needed $40 for gas. I was incredulous — did he have a credit card? Did his driver have money? He told

me more, and it all seemed credible given how well he spoke and the car I saw him return to. You can probably guess the end of the story. It’s one week later, and even though I had told him I was counting on him and didn’t have $40 to spare, of course, the money has not been returned. He didn’t know that I had decided not to buy a chuck roast minutes earlier because the price was slightly higher than last week, that I was a single woman close to retirement. His last words to me were that I would be surprised how quickly he would return the money. Now, I’m

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n slave countries, like England, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Taiwan — any industrialized nation — people are not worrying about their health-care plans or how to choose a policy or whether the government’s computers are going to be helpful. They are not worrying about whether they can keep an old policy or even if it will be offered. They are not worried whether they will have enough to eat and pay the rent after they have paid their new premiums. They are not worried about whether their kids and healthy folks will sign up so the insurance risk pool will work. They are not worried whether their government-approved health-care plans will vanish with the next election or vote of Congress. This is because slaves just don’t have to worry about anything. So you can have your freedom; as for me, give me slavery or give me — Bill Marks, S.B. death.

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hanks to the “Unaffordable” Care Act, many group HMO premiums will increase significantly in 2014. My family’s goes up 60-plus percent this January, from $125 to $200 per month, or $900 for the year. The increase is solely due to Medicaid increases. I have contributed into the Medicare and Social Security systems for 45-plus years, but now as a retiree on a fixed income, I am made to subsidize an entitlement program for health care. Many heard worse news: A self-employed

contractor I spoke to said his family’s $3,400 annual policy was cancelled, and the comparable policy was $9,000. I read that “sex workers” (striptease and so on) making $40,000 a year will pay $100-$200 per month for health care and get $260 in monthly tax credits. Last, I was required to pay $18,000 into the ACA because of the new 3.8 percent ObamaCare tax surcharge on investment income — the retirement fund I have worked to save. As a “Joe Average” citizen who has worked all his life, served in the military, and now is finally retired, I feel offended, disrespected, and — Thomas Taylor, Goleta exploited.

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ebunking the Injunction,” by Sharon Byrne, appeared in Santa Barbara View November 1 and attacks the validity of a report on the city’s gang injunction costs and asserts that an analysis of city salaries therein is unimportant. Ironically, Byrne calls the document’s authenticity into question with the assertion that she is privy to an “unknown source.” This doesn’t stop her from declaiming in the same breath that this document “lacks footnoting, formal title,” or proper attribution of sources, thereby insinuating that the report itself is dubious. According to Byrne, PODER [People Organized for the Defense and Equel Rights of Santa Barbara Youth] compiled a secondary report based on an unknown primary source. She implies that PODER summarized data without providing supporting documentation from the proper authorities and insinuates that the cost estimates lack legitimacy as a result. As every

letters cont’d undergraduate knows, primary sources are original documents and materials. Secondary sources analyze the information of primary sources. This is the basis of investigative research of whatever ilk. The report is an original document from the City Attorney’s Office in response to PODER’s public-records request for cost analysis of the injunction. Byrne insists that PODER is the author. She also attempts to invalidate the report by declaring that city staff time and salaries spent on the gang injunction “are paid annually, not by project.” The fact is, time is money; together they point up the evident priorities of the city. With a manpower expenditure of 7,000-plus hours, city officials are intent on criminalizing youth behavior rather than addressing the lack of programs and resources that contribute to youthful delinquency. Any argument for the proposed benefits of the gang injunction pales in the face of the inevitable lawsuits the city will be forced to settle for violating the civil liberties of Santa Barbara’s Hispanic youth. — Kathy Swift, S.B.

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he City Parks department is very powerful and uses its power to frustrate the public instead of doing its real job, which is taking care of our city trees. I’ve been an arborist for more than 40 years, and I can see the city trees are dying, and city streets are full of deceased and underwatered trees. The only trees in town that are beautiful are the trees that belong to the public. Our City Council has given this power to this department because they are without a doubt the great artistic directors of what a beautiful tree should look like. This is like putting Frankenstein’s monster in charge of a beauty contest. City homeowners love, cherish, adore their trees — so it’s only natural that the city gives citations to homeowners if Parks feels the owner has nipped off a little too much, or, God forbid, made the tree round at the top when it should come to a point. I endured this insult to my profession a year or two ago, and I was found faultless in both cases, which only

goes to prove that some small modicum of common sense still exists in our great country, but it’s not something very evident in the City Parks department. — Gene Tyburn, S.B

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ould you like to have your toes cut off? Cats’ claws and the bones and cartilage that hold them in place allow cats to balance properly, climb, and defend themselves. Declawing — a surgical procedure that removes these claws, bones, and cartilage and amputates the animal’s toes at the last joint — is a painful, permanently crippling, and inhumane procedure. Do people have the right to amputate their animals’ toes to protect furniture? Please take one minute to phone City Hall to ask that a resolution condemning declawing be passed. Cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Burbank have passed legislation abolishing declawing. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals disapproves of the declawing of cats. Please help. One minute of your time. One phone call: — Elsa Lambert, Carpinteria 963-0611.

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FIFTY YEARS AGO: On November 22, 1963, I

felt a dark cloud descend on the streets of Santa Barbara. Not just mourning for a dead president, but the stunning realization that America would never, could never, be the same. A light had been snuffed out. John F. Kennedy wasn’t just the president. He was a young, vigorous hope of the future. We had become a nation inspired by the shining idealism of his inaugural speech. We would stand by any friend, defeat any foe, and reach out to the world’s poor. The New Frontier would be a beacon of democracy. We would send enthusiastic volunteers to villages around the globe through the Peace Corps to teach children to read and their elders better ways to feed their families. We would reach out to neglected Latin America through the Alliance for Progress. A modern presidential era had dawned. Gone were the crusty Midwestern Harry Truman and golf-playing war general Dwight Eisenhower. Here was a Harvard man, with a beautiful wife and two lovely children, an author, war hero, someone who well knew the international world, could walk with kings and talk turkey to dictators. Kennedy enjoyed all the Camelot malarkey but knew it was far-fetched. All did not go well during those 1,000 days of Kennedy’s presidency. He got suckered into the CIA’s Eisenhower-era Bay of Pigs Cuban invasion. But his cool head prevented a possible

nuclear war with Russia during the Cuban missile crisis. No one then knew how close we came. A conservative Congress thwarted his programs. The civil rights issue boiled up. Toughtalking Nikita Khrushchev battled him. He suffered from Addison’s disease and was in constant back pain and taking painkillers, little known to the public. But we didn’t have time to dwell on that as stunning word of Kennedy’s assassination came rattling over the Santa Barbara News-Press Teletypes from Dallas. We had to get to work, fast. I saw brave men crying and pupils from Dolores Grammar School marching to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church to pray. My family reacted to the tragedy as did most; we were glued to the TV, witnesses to history via cathode-ray tube. We ran out to replace our old black-and-white set with a color model. In the four days from the day Kennedy was shot to the day of his funeral, 41.5 million TV sets in America were tuned in. My son Barclay, then 4, looked at the first picture that flashed on the new TV set and recalls that it showed the face “of the saddest man I’ve ever seen.” It was an anonymous American overwhelmed with despair, his world collapsing. One shock followed another: Walter Cronkite announcing Kennedy’s death, then that miserable little squirt, Lee Harvey Oswald, arrested, then killed by another character in the unending drama, strip-joint owner Jack Ruby.

And then the heartbreaking funeral, with Jackie bravely walking the parade route, and the drums, the unending drums. It was a horrible time. When the documentary John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums came out a year later, Barclay played the LP over and over, nearly driving me crazy with the incessant drumbeats. Yet life struggled on. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty and cranked up the war in Vietnam. We gradually came to see Kennedy’s presidency in a more critical light. Kennedy was a political rock star, bigger than life, and a high-risk womanizer. It’s a mistake to judge presidents too soon. It takes decades of reevaluation, books by historians, diaries by former cabinet members, and documentaries. Now that time has shed its harsh glare, will Kennedy go down in history as one of our greatest presidents? So far, no. Polls of historians and political scientists have consistently ranked George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt at the top. Just below them come Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, then down a bit, Truman and Eisenhower. Yet the relentless tide of history moves in and out. In his day, Truman was ridiculed. Eisenhower was seen as a do-nothing. Now they’ve moved up. But Kennedy, his presidency cut short,

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remains farther down in the pack. What might Kennedy have accomplished if fate had not taken a tragic twist? History is full of ifs. Wrote Richard M. Mosk, a member of the Warren Commission that investigated Kennedy’s assassination: “If Oswald’s estranged wife had not, on the night before Kennedy was shot, rejected her husband’s offer to reconcile and look for an apartment the next day, there would have been no assassina— Barney Brantingham tion.”

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he following is The Santa Barbara Independent’s first attempt to survey the extraordinary range of educational opportunities available from the Santa Ynez Valley to Carpinteria for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The first obstacle in this heady task we encountered was the sheer volume of information available. Our longtime news writer Brandon Fastman, who has a young child soon to enter his first years of schooling, spent time interviewing and examining the educational oppor-

tunities in the elementary grades; Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan, who is himself a teacher, took a survey of the wide range of middle school opportunities; and reporter Kelsey Brugger, who has recently taken on the education beat, interviewed high school students who have made decisions that are working for their individual needs. Brugger also examined the role of school counselors and interviewed one of the top college admission officers at UCSB. Perhaps the biggest challenge of this project was assembling, for the first time anywhere, a complete listing of all public and

private schools from K-. That duty fell to our brave calendar editor, Terry Ortega. Altogether, it made an amazing picture of how grand and varied the selection is of schools in our region. It also emphasized how educational thinking is shifting more toward meeting the needs of individual students. Spending time with only a few of the many thousands of dedicated parents, students, teachers, and administrators who fill our area’s schools left the distinct impression that the student-centered learning revolution is alive and well and living (and learning) in Santa Barbara.

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Center School, Shaunah Berg was grilling the Brown Door teacher about a sentence-mapping activity, making sure it was rigorous enough for her son who, in another school, would be a 3rd grader. (In Montessori schools, students stay in the same color-coded classroom for three years; Brown Door refers to the classroom for grades 4-6.) Berg was taking part in the annual ritual where first-year Montessori parents follow “The Journey” of a student from preschool to their final year of the elementary grades. As parents filed through classrooms crammed with tactile workstations and floors covered with diagrams of

GRADE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND by Brandon Fastman the equinoxes and phases of the moon — a central tenet of Montessori is that students move from concrete knowledge to abstract concepts — they asked about how teachers address different learning styles, and whether students have difficulty transitioning to junior high school. Many of the parents present were educated, professional, and extremely reflective about their children’s educations. Santa Barbara School Board Trustee Kate Parker fits into that demographic. When it came time to choose a school for her kids, she considered independent schools. A librarian at Cate School, she even works at one. But when she visited her neighborhood school, Adams Elementary, she said, “It was like, why would I choose any place else?”

Aware off Aw war aree that that independent ind ndep ependent schools ls ttend end to o en ffer smaller class clas attention sizes that allow w teachers to givee more mor atten enti tion o to their students’ stud den nts ts’ writing in particular,, Parker Par a keer still stilll feltt Adams was the best fit and that the kindergarten looked looke k d “just as good or better” as what she saw elsewhere. It now even boasts a Montessori classroom, which Parker’s daughter attends. Sending a child off to elementary school can be a daunting task. The formative years of an education could set a young person on a path to future academic success, a good college, and professional fulfillment. It’s where most children learn to read and write, add and subtract, but also to socialize, to focus on a task, to play well with others, to be responsible citizens. Unlike Vegas,

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Carpinteria Area Aliso School (K-)

 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA  aliso.cusd.net Principal: Holly Minear Every Aliso family has the opportunity to receive a free computer for their home and is given internet services at a reduced rate, and parents are given appropriate training.

Canalino School (K-)

 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA  canalino.cusd.net Principal: Jeffrey Madrigal Instructional Assistants work with each teacher through small group instructions.  students.

Carpinteria Family School (K-)  Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA  cfs.cusd.net

Principal: Leslie Ann Gravitz An educational alternative with the belief that children come to school already immersed in their learning and have their own strengths and interests. School garden is integral part of curriculum.  students.

Summerland Summerland School (K-)

 Valencia Rd., Summerland, CA  summerland.cusd.net Principal: Holly Minear Small businesses support and enhance curriculum.  students.

Montecito Area Cold Spring School (K-)

 Sycamore Canyon Rd., Santa Barbara, CA ; coldspringschool.net Superintendent/Principal: Tricia Price, EdD The staff ’s development focus is on Visible Thinking Routines, which helps to guide learners thought processes to think beyond facts and encourage them to probe the certainty of their own ideas.  students.

Montecito Union School (K-)

 San Ysidro Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  montecitou.org Dean of Students: Monica Hammonds The school’s staff includes specialists in art, music, physical education, technology, Spanish, and library.  students.

Santa Barbara Area

Adelante Charter School (K-)

 E. Yanonali St., Santa Barbara, CA  () -; adelantecharter.com Principal: Juanita Hernandez A Spanish/English two-way immersion school providing students with the unique opportunity of a bilingual education. All students are provided the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

Cleveland Elementary School (K-, year-round school)

 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA ; sbcleveland.org Principal: Dr. Cynthia White In July of , the Cleveland School community culminated a two-year study for continuous learning systems for elementary-age students, with the adoption of a year-round school calendar. Students attend three -day trimesters of instruction, while their three months of vacation are evenly distributed throughout the school year. Each vacation period is one month long.

El Camino School (K-)

 San Simeon Dr., Santa Barbara, CA ; elcamino.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Liz Barnitz A No Excuses University school, one of a network of schools united in the conviction that all children, even those living in poverty or learning English, can be academically successful and attend college.  students.

Franklin Elementary School (K-)  E. Mason St., Santa Barbara, CA  franklinschooleagles.com

Principal: Casie Killgore In January , a pilot afterschool program, iCANetwork (Incredible Children’s Art Network) was launched at Franklin Elementary School, providing free music instruction to approximately  st and nd graders.

Harding University Partnership School (K-)

 Robbins St., Santa Barbara, CA  sbunified.org/schools/elementary-schools/ harding-university-partnership-school Principal: Vanesha Davis As of fall  the University School has achieved status as an International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) designation, making it the only Santa Barbara elementary school currently using this highly acclaimed approach that emphasizes st-century skills and international mindedness.

Adams Elementary School (K-)

McKinley Elementary School (K-)

Principal: Amy Alzina Additional support in English language development, speech, vocal and instrumental music, art, library, and computer literacy.

Principal: Tia Peterson Blickley Part of the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN), which brings highquality arts programs to children in Santa Barbara County, particularly those least likely to receive them.

 Las Positas Rd., Santa Barbara, CA ; () - sbceoportal.org/adams

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 Loma Alta Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  mckinley.sbunified.org

READ TO ME: Students at McKinley gather around their teacher for story time. Many of the kids’ parents grew up in Mexico and have limited formal education themselves, so the school created a program called Padres Adelantes, which explains the American educational system to parents.

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Monroe Elementary School (K-)  Flora Vista Dr., Santa Barbara, CA ; sbceoportal.org/monroe

Principal: Celeste Darga “Inclusion” model: All students are served for general education in heterogeneous classrooms. Students are grouped (and regrouped) for daily instruction in math and language arts. Project Read, a multisensory, structured language arts program, supports the established reading program and provides a consistent approach to the teaching of phonics and written language. For limited and non-English language learners, a Planned Variation program teaches English.

Monte Vista School (K-)

 N. Hope Ave., Santa Barbara, CA  montevistaschool.org Principal: Nancy Lorenzen Weekly innovative P.E., art, and music classes.

Peabody Charter School (K-)  Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA ; peabodycharter.org

Principal: Demian Barnett The Exploration Center consists of a building housing three sections: a science wing, a computer lab, and a library, each allowing the school to fulfill its role in serving our community. Ceramics and fine arts classes daily with artists in residence.

Roosevelt Elementary School (K-)

 Laguna St., Santa Barbara, CA  rooseveltschoolsb.org Principal: Dr. Donna Ronzone Discipline Based Art Education emphasizes art history and criticism as well as studio art; th-grade trip to Outdoor School; participation in Los Marineros, a marine biology program developed by the Museum of Natural History; afterschool programs; rd- to th-grade instructional music program where everyone gets to borrow an instrument if they do not have one.

what happens in elementary school does not stay in elementary school. For parents with means in Santa Barbara, public schools and private schools are not really seen as competitors but parallel options. This is evident by the fact that many students will attend independent schools at one level and public schools at another. (It’s no secret, however, that parents from tonier enclaves with their own elementary school districts often send their kids to private middle schools before stashing them in one of the public high school academies.) For instance, Berg — who, despite her tough questions, is extremely pleased with Montessori Center School — also sings the praises of the preschool at the public Harding University Partnership School on the Westside. As Alex Corman, a satisfied parent of two Crane Country Day School students, put it, “The most important advice I have is, your child is unique” and the right setting for one child is not the right one for another. Every parent has individual needs and desires, as well. CeCe Borchardt chose to send her children to Marymount of Santa Barbara because, aside from academics, she wanted her children to be in an environment that emphasized moral education. In some rare cases, parents can’t find what they are looking for in any existing schools. Neuroscientist Angela Tanner wanted a school that addressed the needs of gifted and talented children before the 3rd grade, so she started a school of her own. In its inaugural year, the Knox School has enrolled six children and is housed at the Unitarian Society. A UCSB math coach who helps both teachers and students at public schools, Carla Neufeldt Abatie also wanted her son to be cognitively challenged. Her solution was to enter him into the lottery for Adelante Charter School. The renamed bilingual César Chávez elementary school survived by the skin of its teeth a few years ago when the school board, worried about lagging test scores, voted 3-2 to keep it open. Now, its scores are on the upswing, and demand is increasing. “It’s got all the things people say they want in a school,” said Abatie. “It’s a small school; teachers know all the kids.” And 90 percent of kindergarten instruction is delivered in Spanish. The ratio decreases until the 5th grade, when classes are taught half in English, half in Spanish. Along with the benefits of learning a second language, Abatie felt the school would help prepare her son for living in a diverse community. If no two children are alike, nobody knows that better than Melissa Fitch. All four of her children have attended the public El Camino Elementary School in the Goleta school district. Of the two still there, one has Down syndrome, and the other is in the Gifted and Talented Education program.

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Santa Barbara Community Academy (K-, year-round school)

Aligned with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as are the new practices of FactsWise, Number Talks, and Coherent Writing.

Principal: Alicia Saballa-Santana An official Core Knowledge visitation school in addition to covering required California Standards–based curricula. SBCA has a yearround calendar, uniforms, full-day kindergarten, and an emphasis on parental involvement.

Mountain View School (K-)

 Portesuello Ave., Santa Barbara, CA  sbceoportal.org/sbca

Washington Elementary School (K-)  Lighthouse Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  washingtonschool.us

Principal: Anne Egan Hubbard Each month there is an academic and a personal goal for each student. Specific students are acknowledged monthly in a school assembly for excellence in the academic and the personal areas.

Goleta Area Brandon School (K-)

 Brandon Dr., Goleta, CA  brandon.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Felicia Roggero  students.

Ellwood School (K-)

 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA  ellwood.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Abby Vasquez  students.

Foothill School (K-)

 Ribera Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  foothill.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Mary Post  students.

Hollister School (K-)

 Anita Ln., Santa Barbara, CA  goleta.k.ca.us/schoolsites/Hollister

 Queen Anne Ln., Santa Barbara, CA  mtnview.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Ned Schoenwetter Students in the th, th, and th grades can choose to participate in three discrete curricular units that have a GATE or Higher Level Thinking Skills (HLT) component.

Open Alternative School (K-)

 Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  oas.sbunified.org Principal: Karen McDonald A child-centered holistic educational experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of each child. A solid academic program is backed up by an instructional approach that supports children in becoming intrinsically motivated and responsible for their own learning.

c/o Goleta Valley Junior High School,  Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta, CA  sbcharter.org

Director of Education: Bev Abrams Opportunities are available for home schooling children to attend school one or more days a week where they work with specialists, then join the rest of the school for recess, elective activities, and performances.

Vieja Valley School (K-)

 Nogal Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  viejavalleyschool.org Principal: Mariann Cooley Technology, Art, and Music programs.

Santa Ynez Valley Area Ballard School (K-)

Hope School (K-)

Principal: Allan Pelletier  students.

Principal: Barbara LaCorte Focus on Essential Standards for ELA and mathematics and through the use of Researchbased Differentiated Grouping and Instructional Strategies.

Isla Vista School (K-)

 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, CA  goleta.k.ca.us/schoolsites/iv Principal: Mary Kahn Founded in , I.V. School integrates a specialized program for children with autism. Member of THRIVE, a public/private collaborative focused on preparing children for school readiness through a variety of integrated services to families beginning prenatally.  students.

Kellogg School (K-)

 Cambridge Dr., Goleta, CA  kellogg.goleta.k.ca.us Principal: Kimberly Bruzzese A diverse student population and a school garden.  students.

La Patera School (K-)

 N. La Patera Ln., Goleta, CA  goleta.k.ca.us/schoolsites/lapatera

FINDING THE BEST FIT: When it came time to choose a school for her kids, Santa Barbara School Board Trustee Kate Parker considered independent schools. But when she visited her neighborhood school, Adams Elementary (pictured), she said, “It was like, why would I choose any place else?”

Santa Barbara Charter School (K-)

Principal: Ryan Sparre  students.

-A La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  hopesdk.org

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 School St., Solvang, CA  ballardschool.org

College School (K-)

 Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA  collegeschooldistrict.org Principal: Maurene Donner After st grade, these students continue to Santa Ynez school, the other school in this District.  students.

Santa Ynez School (-)

 Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA  collegeschooldistrict.org Principal: Maurene Donner , students.

Santa Ynez Valley Charter School (K-)  Pine St., Santa Ynez, CA  syvcs.org

Executive Director: Mark Palmerston K- Music, Arts and Garden Education Programs, as well as a multi-age buddy program.  students.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS:

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE Carpinteria Area Howard School (K-)

 Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA  thehowardschool.org Headmaster: Joel Reed In its th year. The Carden Method® is a proven educational philosophy that presents a sequential and interrelated curriculum where the principle is that it is a school’s responsibility to “teach a child how to think, not what to think.”

Montecito Area Crane Country Day School (K-)

 San Leandro Ln., Santa Barbara, CA  craneschool.org Head of School: Joel Weiss An independent coeducational day school, Crane provides a learning environment in which children may grow intellectually and realize personal creativity beyond the curriculum.  students.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School (K-)

 Hot Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  olmc-montecito.com Principal: Karen Regan Strong educational programs in a safe, caring, and inclusive Catholic learning environment as prescribed in the documents of the Vatican Council II.

Santa Barbara Area El Montecito School (at San Roque, K-)  Calle Pinon, Santa Barbara, CA  elmoschool.com

Director: Jeanine Morgan An academic Christian education.  students.

Garden Street Academy (K-)

 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA  gardenstreetacademy.org Dean: John Dewey

CONT’D FROM P.  She feels that every single child at the school is simultaneously cared for and held to high expectations. The majority-minority campus (meaning the majority of the student body is composed of ethnic minorities) recently joined a national network of elementary schools called No Excuses University, where all kids are encouraged to attend college. “I like that my children can walk to their neighborhood school and get amazing educations,” Fitch said. “The office staff is like having guardian angels watch over our kids.” Although Santa Barbara offers an educational spectrum as diverse as its population and although most independent schools offer financial aid, the majority of families must figure out how to make their neighborhood school work for them. Over the past few years, the Santa Barbara district has even started to clamp down on intra-district transfers. So while some families can find an educational community where they fit in, most must make their own community into one that meets their standards. This is more difficult at schools where many of the parents grew up in Mexico and have limited formal education themselves. Maribel Canales has helped one such school — McKinley Elementary — to overcome odds by teaching classes called Padres Adelantes, which explain the American educational system to parents. In Mexico, she said, parents are not welcome in classrooms, and asking a teacher questions is deemed disrespectful. When she began, Canales said, parents didn’t even know what standardized tests were, let alone what questions to ask about them. Much of McKinley’s recent improvement has coincided with a commitment to parent involvement. A parent at El Camino, which is following the path of McKinley to become one of the only schools in the county to shed the federal scarlet letter of “Program Improvement” status, Olga Zermeño said, “Parent involvement is the one thing that makes

Principal: Dr. Ricardo Araiza

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CONT’D FROM P.  schools great.” She expanded on that by averring parents should be committed to an entire community, not just their own child. Parker, the school board trustee, offered similar insight. No matter where a child attends school, she said, “it’s all about [parents] being involved as much as you possibly can.” Chaperoning field

The Garden Street Academy began in  under the name San Roque School. The focus is on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

Goleta

The Knox School of Santa Barbara (K-)

 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Goleta, CA  coastlinechristianacademy.com

 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA  knoxschoolsb.org Executive Director: Angela Tanner, PhD An independent, nonprofit, non-sectarian day school, offering an exemplary program developed specifically for gifted children and serves multiaged grades from Kindergarten through th grade (grades  and  will be added for the - school year).

Marymount of Santa Barbara (K-)

 Mission Ridge Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  marymountsb.org

notredamesb.org Principal: Sr. Judy Flahavan

Middle College may be right for you… Flexible Schedule Supportive One-on-One Environment

Providence, a Santa Barbara Christian School, Lower Campus (K-)  Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  providencesb.org

Students develop Christian values by weaving biblical principles and a Christian worldview into every component of the program. This school feeds into the upper campus grades -.

Santa Barbara Middle School (-)

 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA  sbms.org

TONS of challenging and interesting SBCC courses from which to choose

Head of School: Brian McWilliams The only independent, accredited school for grades - in California. A flexible curriculum allowing for advanced study in math and foreign language with placement above grade level for qualified students in all grades. In addition, all th-grade students take Honors Physics and have the option to enroll in Honors English.

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A Catholic elementary school that has Common Core Standards, enhanced by educational technologies.

Relevant Curriculum

To see if Middle College is right for you, attend an Information meeting on Tuesday December 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at SBCC West Campus, PS-117!

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 N. Fairview Ave., #, Goleta, CA  mcssb.org

Santa Barbara Montessori School (K-)

 E. Micheltorena St., Santa Barbara, CA 

SBCC/Alta Vista Middle College is a collaboration between the Santa Barbara Unified School District and Santa Barbara City College.

Montessori Center School (K-)

Interim Head of School: F. Richard Marracino An independent, coeducational, collegepreparatory day school.

Notre Dame School (K-)

You Can Earn Your High School Diploma at SBCC!

Principal: Mary Osgood Founded in May  by parents who wanted an affordable Christian School. Biblical perspective is woven into all subjects. Started at  students; now has .

Laguna Blanca School (K-)

Head of School: Andrew Wooden An independent school with a Catholic tradition that has a student-to-teacher ratio of eight-to-one, open to students of all faiths.

SBCC/AltaVista

Coastline Christian Academy (K-)

Head of School: Patricia M. Colby, PhD The Montessori Method develops the intellectual, physical, creative, emotional, and social skills of children.

 Paloma Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  lagunablanca.org

transitions from high school to college

trips, attending parent-teacher conferences, and reading to your children are old standbys that never fail to make sense. Parker also suggested that parents of kindergarteners reach out to families they normally might not and thereby “make Santa Barbara a more integrated community.” ■

 Mirano Dr., Goleta, CA  sbmontessori.com

Head of School: Jim Fitzpatrick Faculty and staff is a three-generation blend of veteran teachers (some with more than  years of Montessori classroom experience). School is in its th year.

St. Raphael Elementary School (K-)  St. Joseph St., Santa Barbara, CA  straphaelschoolsb.org

Principal: Michelle Limb Educate all children in preschool through th grade in mind, body, and spirit by imparting the values of the Catholic Church through a rigorous curriculum.

Waldorf School of Santa Barbara (Pre-K–)  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA  waldorfsantabarbara.org

Formed in  by a group of parents, now has more than  students and two campuses; Waldorf is the largest independent, nondenominational school system and the fastestgrowing private school movement in the world.

Santa Ynez Valley Area Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy (K-)  Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA  syvca.org

Principal: Scott Carleton Academic education set forth in the framework of Christian instruction and example.

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PIZZA TIME: S.B. Junior High student Raphaela Griffith (second from left) shares a pie with her mom, Cece (far left), and fellow 7th graders Aisha Avellandea (second from right) and Isabel Baiz (far right) at the school’s parent-student lunch.

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HATE JUNIOR HIGH S.B. OFFERS LOADS OF GOOD OPTIONS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL by Charles Donelan

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ow did junior high get such a bad reputation? Sure, I was miserable, but that was a long time ago. Today’s junior highs and middle schools resemble the dreary educational way stations of 20 or more years ago about as much as iPads do typewriters.

somehow reflects negatively on the job the public schools are doing. Visiting the campus of Santa Barbara Junior High School (SBJHS) on a recent Thursday for one of their monthly parent-student luncheons, I was struck by the range of people being served and by the dedication of the school community to a mul-

The first myth that needs exploding is that the plethora of private schools somehow reflects negatively on the job the public schools are doing. In Santa Barbara, middle school students and their parents can choose from a surfeit of options. The public junior highs, La Colina, Santa Barbara, Goleta Valley, and La Cumbre are now joined by at least seven independent private schools, so there’s no excuse for hating this grade range anymore, because there’s a solution out there for absolutely everyone. The first myth that needs exploding is that the plethora of private schools

ticultural future. Plenty of Spanish was being spoken, but even more pizza was being consumed. I sat down at one of the picnic tables in the courtyard and was immediately made to feel welcome by the Burfords — Jeannie and Jerrad and their daughter Ava, who is in 7th grade. Ava chose SBJHS because she wanted a big school with lots of options, and her mom is delighted with the honors courses and the responsiveness of the faculty.

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COVER STORY CONT’D FROM P.  UCSB. On Family Ultimate Science Exploration nights, or FUSE nights as they are known, undergraduate and graduate students in premed, marine science, education, and engineering lead 8th graders and their parents through three full experiments in the course of a single weekday evening. Science teacher Michelle Castillo expressed delight at the turnout for FUSE last Tuesday, recalling that it was “standing room only.” “Each family that attends not only gets to observe an experiment, they also get to conduct one,” Castillo said. All this excitement at the public junior highs puts the pressure on Santa Barbara’s PAUL WELLMAN PHOTOS

Ava and her friend Jasmine both started out their school careers at Montecito Union School, and although Jasmine admitted to being nervous about the first day of school, the worst thing that either of them could come up with was that sometimes kids get called “sevvies” by the 8th graders. Jasmine loves the art classes, and Ava has her sights set on an accelerated program in Spanish that will allow her to begin earning college credits while she is still in high school. Over at La Colina Junior High School, parents participate in the life of the school through a new program created by the science department in partnership with

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Carpinteria Area Carpinteria Middle School (-)

 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA  cms.cusd.net Principal: John Merritt  students.

Santa Barbara Area La Colina Junior High School (-)  Foothill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  lcjhs.org Principal: David L. Ortiz About  percent of La Colina students are enrolled in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.

La Cumbre Junior High School (-)

 Modoc Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  lacumbrejhs.org Principal: Jo Ann Caines Core Knowledge–based learning and also an interdisciplinary Honors program. The school offers a comprehensive program for English Language Learners, including Sheltered instruction.

Santa Barbara Junior High School (-)  E. Cota St., Santa Barbara, CA  sbjhs.org

Principal: Lito Garcia The only junior high school in Santa Barbara that offers advanced foreign-language classes like Spanish -, Latin -, and French -. Curriculum-based experiences and technology lab that features a recording studio and technology stations for use alongside a fully equipped woodshop.

Goleta Goleta Valley Junior High School (-)  Stow Canyon Rd., Goleta, CA  gvjh.sbunified.org

Principal: Veronica Rogers The school’s participation in the National Science Foundation’s Partnership for School Innovation actively involves students with science.

NOT YOUR MOM’S JUNIOR HIGH: Today’s junior highs and middle schools resemble the dreary educational way stations of 20 or more years ago about as much as iPads do typewriters. For example, Laguna Blanca (top left) middle school is part of a comprehensive K- program that’s highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, curriculum-driven, and fun. And S.B. Junior High keeps folks connected with a monthly parent-student lunch (middle and bottom).

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MY SCHOOL, MI CASA: Laguna’s middle school students participate in a house system that divides them into seven tribes, each named after a different one of the Channel Islands. The system integrates with a four-day-a-week advisory program designed to foster personal development and deepen the bonds between teachers and students. Pictured above and at right is Ms. Crevi’s Latin class at Laguna Blanca.

CONT’D FROM P.  private middle schools to differentiate themselves both from the public-school experience and from one another. I got a chance to observe how these varied educational institutions stack up at the middle school information fair that was held Tuesday, November 5, at the Montecito Union School. Anacapa School was the first to present, and they emphasized their location as an ideal one for studying government through frequent visits to nearby city hall. But they don’t stop there, because in the science department at Anacapa, the sky’s the limit with their well-known and much-loved weatherballoon project. The august (85 years old) Crane Country Day School in Montecito emphasizes balance and personal growth as the core of their educational philosophy. Peggy Smith, Upper School head, relishes the fact that Crane graduates consistently return to campus for the school’s annual Country Fair event. Crane student Grace Johnson spoke about her personal growth through community service, and 9th grader Ryan

Michaels praised Crane’s surf team. At Laguna Blanca School, another of the city’s well-established independent schools (80 years old), the middle school is part of a comprehensive K- program that’s highly collaborative, interdisciplinary, curriculum-driven, and fun. Ashley Tidey, a 7th- and 9th-grade English teacher, offered a snapshot of one “lovely interdisciplinary learning unit,” based on The Circuit, a film and book about migrant farmers that prepared 7th graders to visit a working farm in Santa Maria. Laguna’s middle school students participate in a house system that divides them into seven tribes, each named after a different one of the Channel Islands. The house system integrates with a fourday-a-week advisory program designed to foster personal development and to deepen the bonds between teachers and students. Marymount of Santa Barbara student Layla said that she likes the teachers there because they “don’t let you fail, and when you do well, they give you a high five.” Moments later, school head

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Andrew Wooden got up and gave Layla a high five. Wooden stressed Marymount’s dedication to providing the intellectual preparation students need while maintaining an atmosphere of ethical collaboration. Karen Regan is the principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (OLMCS) in Montecito, and she’s been there more than 10 years. The school serves pre-K to 8th grade, and you don’t need to be Catholic — 15 percent of the students at OLMCS are not. The whole school population is only 60 students, and their

an alternative school with a four-sided diamond as its organizing metaphor. The diamond’s sides are academics, outdoors, arts and sports, and community. The school was founded on the principle of outdoor education. Students and teachers all go on the wilderness trips, and “mother Nature teaches us,” said Ingersoll. Although a truly comprehensive, indepth look at the programs of all these schools was beyond the scope of this survey, extensive conversations with a diverse group of parents and students over the past month served to under-

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Every family I talked with expressed the desire to become part of a community that would be warm, welcoming, and tolerant. tuition is “the best deal in town” according to Regan. Chris Rutz, head of the lower school at Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School, said that the curriculum there focuses on critical thinking and developing positive character traits. Luke, a Providence 7th grader, said that the students there include you, and the teachers will take your calls even after school. The good thing about Providence, he said, is that “someone isn’t telling you what to do; you must decide.” Santa Barbara Middle School (SBMS) was founded in 1977, and Whitney Ingersoll, director of admissions, has been there since 1980. SBMS began as

score the significance of choosing the right middle school for you. Every family I talked with expressed the desire to become part of a community that would be warm, welcoming, and tolerant. At the public schools, the trend is toward increased parent involvement in everything from science to lunch, while at the private schools, where parents already play a big part, the most frequently mentioned concepts were experiential learning and group travel. Talking with students revealed another important point, and one that ought to make us all optimistic — they expect middle school to be fun, and, for the young people I spoke with here in Santa Barbara, it is. ■

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Carpinteria Area Carpinteria High School (-)  Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA  warriorcountry.com

Principal: Gerardo Cornejo The Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) works with SBCC’s School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management to offer three dual-enrollment courses and a career path for students.

Rincon/Foothill High School (-)  Foothill Rd., Carpinteria, CA  rincon.cusd.net

Principal: Kristin Mayville Rincon conducts instruction every school day and each student takes six classes per semester while taking on credit recovery through independent study. Foothill independent study meeting on Wednesdays at : p.m., and students complete all their assignments at home or at the local library.

Santa Barbara Area Alta Vista Alternate High School (-, independent study only, alternative school)

 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA  sbunified.org/schools/high-schools/alta-vista-alternative-high-school

NEW ERA, NEW EDUCATION: Schools increasingly “provide the consumer with what they want,” said Frann Wageneck, La Cuesta Continuation High School principal, explaining that the traditional school model was developed in the 1940s and ’50s. Now there are options for those who seek alternatives, in both the public and private realm. Pictured above, Laguna Blanca students take advantage of their school’s study room.

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Principal: Frann Wageneck An alternative school of choice, serves traditional independent-study students (working, professional athletes or musicians, or unique circumstances necessitating independent study).

La Cuesta Continuation High School (-)

 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA  sbunified.org/schools/high-schools/la-cuesta-continuation-high-school Principal: Frann Wageneck La Cuesta Continuation High School is a comprehensive alternativeeducation program offering a variety of instructional options to meet the educational needs of students, with classes kept small.

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Santa Barbara City College,  Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  sbcc.edu/middlecollege A limited number of local high school students who want to earn a high school diploma in the SBCC environment may complete their high school requirements through an Independent Study Program while also taking classes at SBCC.

Santa Barbara High School (-)

 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA  sbhs.sbunified.org Principal: John Becchio There are three Academies or pathways: MAD Academy (Multimedia Arts & Design Academy), VADA (Visual Arts & Design Academy), and The Green Academy (a succession of courses and projects participate: FoodLab, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, our Independent Studies Projects, and Internships).

Goleta Area Dos Pueblos High School (-)  Alameda Ave., Goleta, CA  dphs.org

Principal: Shawn Carey The Academy at Dos Pueblos High School (The Academy) was established in  to provide students who have been unsuccessful in the school system the personalized attention and support they need to be successful in both school and life. This is a three-year program. The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy (DPEA) provides st-century skills via a project-based education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

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have been the biggest decision that high school kids faced; now teenagers (and their parents) must make choices that can carry some serious weight. At the nexus of childhood and pre-adulthood, 8th graders approaching high school must decide which school to attend. It’s the law for teenagers to go to school, but as populations diversify, so does the traditional school model. Education is not uniform. Choices are plentiful. In fact, schools increasingly “provide the consumer with what they want,” said La Cuesta Continuation High School Principal Frann Wageneck, explaining that the traditional school model was developed in the 1940s and ’50s. Now there are options for those who seek alternatives, in both the public and private realm. Perhaps Ferris Bueller taught us a lesson: Teenagers long to escape the monotony of wooden desks and flat instruction. “The movement in education right now more closely mirrors the progressive movement. Even Common Core standards are more collaborative and go back to real-world applications,” said John Dewey, current headmaster at Garden Street Academy. Dewey is well versed in various options for Santa Barbara students; his three kids each went to different high schools — Dos Pueblos High School, Bishop García Diego High School, and Garden Street Academy. His oldest daughter, Isobel Dewey, spent two years at a smaller school before she transferred to Dos Pueblos for the final two. She chalked up the transfer to a desire for a larger, diverse atmosphere. With education in her blood, she’s currently teaching physical science to 9th

graders in urban Philadelphia, where choices are not as prevalent as they are in Santa Barbara, she said. Santa Barbara students have the freedom to choose among varied options for their high school career. From the welcoming entrance at Santa Barbara High School to the manicured mini-campus at Anacapa School, price tags are not the only factors to consider. Throw in the academies within the public school system, alternative/ private schools (with some scholarship opportunities), electives, sports, clubs, extracurricular activities, and after-school programs, and the possibilities multiply. Still, after considering personal preferences, the elimination process ensues, and options do not seem quite as copious. Decisions are often based on several factors including proximity to home, tuition prices ($15,000 to upward of $40,000 for private schools), college prep, specialized programs, class size, religious affiliation, and friends.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS Speaking to a random sample of public- and privateschool students showed that success stories exist for myriad individuals, all of whom wanted different things from their school experience. Sky Ulep is a senior at Santa Barbara High School who is in the MAD (Multimedia Arts and Design) Academy and created a website during his sophomore year called THINK (The Hazard Is North Korea) to spread awareness that coincided with his history course’s curriculum. Brittany Tacadena is in the Anger Management class at San Marcos. Tacadena requested to be in the program

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: High schools increasingly provide students with the opportunity to find a niche. For example, San Marcos offers sports (pictured, girls track), but also block schedules — where students take three or four 90-minute classes a day — and unique subject periods such as an anger management class.

San Marcos High School (-)

 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA  smroyals.org Principal: Ed Behrens The Accelerated Academic Program for Leadership and Enrichment (AAPLE) is a program designed to offer the most rigorous four-year academic pathway in the county while simultaneously providing hands-on, leadership, and enrichment opportunities for a diverse group of the highest achieving students in the district. Two academies: Entrepreneurship Academy and Health Careers Academy.

Santa Ynez Valley Area Refugio High School (-, continuation school)  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, CA refugioisd.net

Counselor-in-Charge: Mandy Ganz For students who find traditional educational programs unsuited to their particular needs. Shorter grading/credit periods ( days in length), smaller class sizes on a smaller campus, and individualized educational programs.  students.

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School (-)  E. Hwy. , Santa Ynez, CA syvpirates.org/Domain/

Principal: Mark Swanitz In a partnership with CyArk, a leader in the development of -D digital scanning devices, San Francisco State University, and the California Missions Commission, students at SYVUHS were part of a new project to digitally preserve Mission Santa Inés in a -D model and the first high school students in the world to learn this innovative technology. , students.

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Carpinteria Area Cate School (-)

 Cate Mesa Rd., Carpinteria, CA  cate.org Headmaster: Benjamin D. Williams IV Small preparatory school with some individually designed research and directed studies projects is set on  acres in the foothills. Class size at Cate typically averages  students.  students.

Santa Barbara Area Anacapa School (-)

 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, CA  anacapaschool.org Headmaster: Gordon Sichi An independent, coeducational, WASC-accredited, college-preparatory day school with small classes that promotes excellence in academics and the fine and performing arts.  students.

Bishop García Diego High School (-)  La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  bishopdiego.org

Head of School: Dr. Paul Harrington An independent catholic school promotes a Christian environment open to students of all faiths.

Garden Street Academy (K-)

 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA  gardenstreetacademy.org Dean: John Dewey The Garden Street Academy began in  under the name San Roque School. The Focus is on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL).

Laguna Blanca School (K-)

 Paloma Dr., Santa Barbara, CA  lagunablanca.org Interim Head of School: F. Richard Marracino An independent, coeducational, collegepreparatory day school.

Providence, a Santa Barbara Christian School, Upper Campus (-)  E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA  providencesb.org

Heads: Chris Rutz and David O’Neil Students develop Christian values by weaving biblical principles and a Christian worldview into every component of the program.

Santa Ynez Valley Area Dunn School (-)

 Hwy. , Los Olivos, CA  dunnschool.org Head of School: Mike Beck A college-preparatory school where there is a student-run café and an art studio on campus.

Midland School (-)

 Figueroa Mountain Rd., Los Olivos, CA  midland-school.org Head of School: Will Graham A coeducational, college-preparatory boarding school. It is located on a ,-acre working ranch. Rigorous academics are combined with intensive immersion in the environment, self-reliance, and environmental stewardship.  students. ■

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: As populations diversify, so does the traditional school model. For example, at Dos Pueblos High School, Amir Abo-Shaeer (pictured) teaches interdisciplinary studies and hands-on learning in the Engineering Academy.

CONT’D FROM P.  for a second year because she felt that the small class helped her feel less stressed. It’s more like a support group, she said. Alec Sherwin is a shy student drawn to Anacapa School because of its close-knit environment. Now in his second year, Sherwin has become friends with much of the student body, and his interest in art has peaked since he started at the alternative school. Victor Rodriguez is a super-senior at La Cuesta. “I love this school,” he said

students take three or four 90-minute classes a day. Misti Gamble decided to go to Laguna Blanca. Although she was initially unsure about the school’s small population, she’s grown to appreciate the one-on-one attention from faculty. Half-Japanese, half-Caucasian, Gamble is currently writing her personal statement about how high school helped her shape a positive self-image after she faced struggles in middle school.

Santa Barbara students can choose to attend any of the public high schools in the district. about the small continuation school made up of 160 juniors and seniors. He prefers it to the bigger public schools because “everyone is friendly and helps you out.” Rodriguez plans to study mechanics next year at Santa Barbara City College. Luca Jordano is a sophomore who is happy he chose Bishop García Diego because of its tight community and its emphasis on sports and clubs. And Bishop’s faculty get students interested in college during their freshman year, he said. Though it was ultimately his parents’ decision that he attend the Catholic school, he’s glad they pushed for it. Adrian Rodriguez, a Peabody graduate and now senior at San Marcos, has taken 16 AP and dual-enrollment courses in high school. Rodriguez hopes to attend Tufts University or Amherst College next fall. Like many of his classmates, Rodriguez said he chose San Marcos in part because of its block schedule, where

Negin Namavari is an outspoken AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) student at Dos Pueblos. The only female in her martial arts program, Namavari had no shortage of positive remarks to share about the environment at DP. “The cheerleader can be friends with the band leader,” she said. Sophia Tack has an eclectic educational background: After attending Adelante, Santa Barbara, and Olive Grove charter schools, 16-year-old Tack took the CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Exam), left high school, and enrolled in Santa Barbara City College. Coming from a family consisting of doctors and artists and describing herself as equally right- and left-brained, Tack said she has come to appreciate both the structure and freedom of City College. “I think all of the schools in the city are blessed with resources and good will on the part of the adults,” John Dewey said. Bueller might not need that day off after all. ■

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HELPING HANDS: From meeting with students who have Ds and Fs to writing letters of recommendation to advising students on social and emotional matters, high school counselors have daily schedules that are often packed. “But that’s why [my job is] so cool. The variety is incredible,” said Santa Barbara High School counselor Susan Snyder (pictured).

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of both private- and publicschool students in Santa Barbara are bound for two- and four-year colleges. But before humming the incessant graduation tune few people call by name (it’s “Pomp and Circumstance”), the tedious college-application process — now in full swing — consumes students and parents. Though several people play important roles in the process, high school counselors deserve a nod for the versatile work they do in helping kids go on to higher education. From meeting with students who have Ds and Fs to writing letters of recommendation to advising students on social and emotional matters, high school counselors have daily schedules that are often packed. The competition to get into college has escalated almost as much as the tuition and fees. It’s no secret that teenagers applying to college today face a more difficult task than

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high school seniors confronted in past generations. “[The public school counselor’s] job isn’t to get them into college; it’s to get them out of high school,” said Lynn Hamilton, who runs an independent college-application workshop and works part-time at Anacapa School. But publicschool counselors do more than simply make sure their students pass geometry and meet the A-G requirements (courses that are UC approved). “But that’s why [my job is] so cool. The variety is incredible,” said Santa Barbara High School counselor Susan Snyder. “You never get a moment to just relax.” An Illinois native, Snyder attended Santa Barbara City College and taught math and science at La Cuesta Continuation High School before transitioning to counseling. Snyder encourages her students to think outside the box when choosing a suitable school. “Look at Indiana, Kentucky, Wyoming, Ohio,” she

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CHOICES, CHOICES: While students have the choice of which high school to attend, decisions often come down to proximity to home, tuition prices (for private schools), college prep, specialized programs, class size, religious affiliation, and friends. advised, and “research colleges that have some of the same programs as the most selective schools.” Snyder also puts together city college, University of California, and financialaid workshops, targeting students whose parents did not go to college. “The parents in this town amaze me … from the rich

sometimes feels as if his job has become that of a lifeguard who quells anxious students and parents during the intense college-application season. “Kids have become so homogenized because they all do the same things that the schools want,” Revells said. “My job is to catch the attention of admissions officers.”

‘[The public school counselor’s] job isn’t to get them into college; it’s to get them out of high school,’ said Lynn Hamilton, who runs an independent collegeapplication workshop and works part-time at Anacapa School. Montecito parents to the parents who are working two full-time jobs, they’re all such great parents,” Snyder said. Hands-on parents — who are often termed “helicopter parent,” which has a negative connotation — are actually quite helpful, especially because many students have jam-packed schedules. Some private-school counselors have as few as 40 students, as opposed to the nearly 400 students seen by their publicschool counterparts, but they are expected “to get kids into college” and have the luxury of focusing on just that. “The competition has grown so fiercely,” said Cate School counseling director Anne Hall, who has seen increased intensity in the 30 years she has been a counselor. “There is a heat of competition and process,” Hall said. “Colleges are asking more of kids, not less.” Karl Revells, the only counselor at Laguna Blanca’s Upper School, said he

However, not all students should be pushed to go to a four-year college. “We have to be careful not to put every student in a square peg,” said longtime San Marcos counselor Sergio Castellanos. “We need to do more vocational work,” he said, explaining that roughly 10-20 percent of San Marcos students seek vocational programs such as ITT Technical Institute, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, DeVry University, and Paul Mitchell School. “We’ve lost the craftsmanship … woodshop making,” said Castellanos. “Although we have a class like that, it really doesn’t lend itself to construction. It’s an untapped area that we need to explore further.” For those seeking higher education, Hamilton’s last bit of advice for submitting the UC application (due on November 30) was this: “Get it out before Thanksgiving because that’s when the site crashes.” ■

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A GRAND VIEW: Many high school seniors set their sights on attending area colleges such as UCSB (pictured). However, it’s good to apply to many institutions. “People get hung up on the one perfect school for them,” said UCSB admission director Lisa Przekop. “But in reality, there are all kinds of colleges in the U.S., and there are many that could work.

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or many high school seniors, Thanksgiving break is more about perfecting personal statements on college admission applications than about eating turkey or playing football. The deadline to “press the button” to apply online for all University of California campuses is just over a week away. The Santa Barbara Independent sat down with UCSB admissions director Lisa Przekop to find out what colleges are looking for. Which personal statements stand out to you the most? This is what I tell students: When I’m reading your personal statement, I’m trying to picture you, your environment, your family situation, and your community …. We evaluate students based on how they grew up. What information did they have? Are they first-generation [college graduates] or low-income? Are they in an area like Santa Barbara that has a lot of resources? If so, how did they take advantage of those resources? How did they challenge themselves if their schools offer great college prep or AP classes? For instance, there’s the Engineering Academy at DP or there’s the MAD [Multimedia Arts and Design] Academy at Santa Barbara High.

What should students avoid? Sometimes students make the mistake of telling me why the university is outstanding and why they want to be a member. I need to know about them …. One thing I tell students is to not reference the quote from “The Road Not Taken”; it has been used a million times. The hard-core students feel like they need to go out and do every activity, but really what we’re looking for is depth. We use the phrase depth over breadth. We want students to find what they’re passionate about and explore it as much as they can. The student who’s just joining 10 clubs and going to a meeting at lunchtime — that doesn’t impress us. Have they done it for multiple years? Have they assumed a leadership role in that club? Have they taken their interests to a higher level than entry level or did they just show up to the beach and do beach cleanup one day?

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GETTING INTO COLLEGE: “When I’m reading your personal statement, I’m trying to picture you, your environment, your family situation, and your community,” said UCSB admissions director Lisa Przekop (pictured) of what she likes to see in applicants’ personal statements. “Apply to a broad range of schools,” she also advises. “You have until May to decide, so don’t start eliminating schools at this point.”

What is the average GPA of students who apply to UCSB? The average GPA of the applicant pool is a 4.13 [weighted] but we admit from a wide range of students. That number is impressive and shows we’re highly selective, but I worry they see these numbers and say, “forget it.” When I’m working with students, I like to quote a range. I like to say, realistically to be competitive, 3.6 and up.

‘… really what we’re looking for is depth. We use the phrase depth over breadth.’ Are there any new resources for high school students to research schools? A lot of colleges participate in collegelive.com,

which are basically virtual college fairs. There are usually ways students can talk to admissions counselors online. In a lot of cases, you can do a one-to-one chat via Skype. Stuff is out there; they just have to take the time.

Last word of advice for seniors? Apply to a broad range of schools. You have until May to decide, so don’t start eliminating schools at this point. People get hung up on the one perfect school for them, but in reality, there are all kinds of colleges in the U.S., and there are many that could work. ■

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/: Andrew Bird  If it’s not one thing with Andrew Bird, it’s another. You’ll get a performance, but will he play violin, guitar, or whistle? You’ll get his music, but what will resonate, his words, the melodies, or his voice? -pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -.

/: Funky Soul Party with DJ Darla Bea  Didn’t your horoscope say that you needed more funk in your life? Fulfill your cosmic destiny while getting your groove on. pm. Seven Bar & Kitchen,  Helena Ave. Free. Ages +. Call -. /: Robin Kelley Speaks About the War on Youth  UCLA American history professor Robin Kelley explores the connections between neoliberalism and mass incarceration. Topics like Stop and

/: Friends & Family Artists’ Reception and Show  Hidden talents are exposed as these Cottage Rehabilitation employees share their paintings and photography. Celebrate with wine & hors d’oeuvres. Exhibit runs through February , . -pm. Harris and

/: Las Cafeteras in Concert  Yes, that’s what we said, The Coffeepots in concert. This band is known for its bilingual performances and combining AfroMexican, hip-hop, and more styles to make ancient music relevant today. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. $-$. Call -. /: Geographer, with Bad Suns  Bay Area indie-synth-poppers Geographer stop by S.B. with their infectious, frenzied melodies that are as musically complex as they are lyrically contemplative. Look up the song “Kites” for a more detailed picture of why so many count Geographer among their favorite new artists. pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State

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/-/: Leather BraceletMaking Workshop  Steven Soria of Make Smith Leather Co. is hosting a bracelet-making workshop at his leather working studio just in time for the gift-giving season. All levels of crafters are welcome to choose from three dates. -pm. $ (includes all tools and materials). Ages  and under need adult supervision. Visit makesmith .com or call -.

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Frisk, the Zimmerman verdict, and surveillance will be discussed. pm. MultiCultural Ctr., UCSB. Free. Call -. /: Bud Bottoms Reception and Lecture  To say Bud Bottoms makes dolphin sculptures is an understatement. Learn how this environmental activist creates and puts meaning into his inspired sculptures. Register early to guarantee admittance. pm. S.B. Maritime Museum,  Harbor Wy., #. Free-$. Visit sbmm.org or call -.

/:  Soccer School Games  Cheer on  special-education students as they challenge their peers in this interschool athletic competition. am-:pm. Girsh Park,  Phelps Rd., Goleta. Free. Call -.

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/: Screening of Medium Cool and Q&A with Haskell Wexler  This movie was shot when the country was divided by poverty, crime, race, and war. Sound familiar? This  movie about a Chicago cameraman is a visceral snapshot of the era. Wexler, an Academy Award–winning director takes questions after film. -pm. Pollock Theater, UCSB. $-$. Call - COURTESY MAKESMITH.COM

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/: Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Maker Faire  A veritable expo of creativity and modeled after Maker Faires held in New York and San Francisco, the DPEA Maker Faire will display mobiles,

/: T.C. Boyle Book-Signing  Join S.B. favorite T.C. Boyle as he signs his newest collection of stories, Stories II, which gathers past work and new tales that map the wide range of human emotions. pm. Chaucer’s Books,  State St. Free. Call -.

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/: High School Football: El Segundo at Carpinteria 

The pretenders are out of the way, and now the contenders are squaring off in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs. Carpinteria, the fourth-place team in the loaded Tri-Valley League (TVL), defeated Del Rey League champion La Salle - last Friday. Now the Warriors face the Pioneer League champion El Segundo. Both teams are -. Carpinteria’s three losses were to TVL foes Oak Park, Nordhoff, CARP DRIVE: RB Peter Ramos fought off and Bishop Diego. Those three a Bishop Diego defender last October. are also in the quarterfinals, which could set up an all-TVL semifinal round. The Warriors have a triple-threat in senior quarterback Ian Craddock (passing, running, and place-kicking). He nailed his fifth field goal of the season against La Salle. :pm. Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium,  Foothill Rd. $-$. Call -.

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SATURDAY 11/23 /-/: Botanic Garden Holiday Artisan Marketplace  Come enjoy refreshments, live music, and one-stop holiday shopping that includes ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and more. Proceeds support the S.B. Botanic Garden general fund. am-pm. S.B. Botanic Garden,  Mission Canyon Rd. Free. Call -. /-/: Sea of Orchids: Show and Sale  Do you know a good garden orchid that will grow in S.B.? Learn the answer to that, see a potting and culture demonstration, watch a national judging contest, and buy a Laelia anceps (a good S.B. orchid). Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. S.B. Museum of Natural History,  Puesta del Sol. $-$. Call -. /: The Bet Screening and Reception  This fundraiser begins with food, drink, and a chance to meet the stars followed by a screening of The Bet, a coming-of-age story filmed in S.B. and directed by resident and actress Finola

Hughes. Proceeds go to buy a new movie screen at the Plaza Playhouse. Advance purchase is recommended. There is a matinee screening if you can’t make the evening event. :pm. Reception: pm; Crushcakes & Café,  Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria. Screenings:  and pm; Plaza Playhouse Theater,  Carpinteria Ave. $-$. Ages +. Call -.

/-/: The S.B. Symphony in an All-Mozart Evening  You are in good hands and ears with guest conductor Matthias Bamert as he shares his decades of Mozart study. Sat.: pm; Sun.: pm. Granada Theatre,  State St. $-$. Call -. Read more on p. . /: Kids Helping Kids Harvest Festival  It’s time for a good old-fashioned harvest festival with line dancing, live music, pumpkin painting, carnival games, and more. Proceeds go to Kids Helping Kids, which aids disadvantaged kids in area and global communities. -pm. S.B. Carriage Museum,  Castillo St. Free-$. Call () -. /-/: nd Annual Las Floralias Flower Arrangers Show & Wreath Sale  View more than  flower arrangements of holiday and other themes created by students of SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning and Las Floralias Flower Arrangers Club. Handcrafted wreaths are sure to sell out again this year. Donations go to area junior high and high school art programs. Sat.: am-pm; Sun.: am-pm. Tannahill Auditorium, Schott Ctr.,  W. Padre St. $ donation. Call -.

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/: King & Queen Workshop with Brad Nack  Just because we will never be royal does not mean that we can’t wear a crown we crafted from our vast array of materials at this workshop. am-noon. Art From Scrap,  E Cota St. $. Call -.

SUNDAY 11/24 /: Big Band Winter Concert  Step back in time as Santa Barbara’s own Prime Time Band of over  musicians plays songs from the golden age of Broadway, Glenn Miller, and so much more. pm. San Marcos High School Auditorium,  Hollister Ave. Free. Call -. /: Turkey Bowl  Recruit three of your friends, family, or coworkers, and compete alongside some of the area’s most skilled Special Olympics bowling team members for an assortment of prizes in this annual tournament benefiting the Special Olympics. Preregistration is advisable, but day-of applications will be accepted. am. Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond,  Calle Real, Goleta. $ donation entry fee (per team). Call - x.

MONDAY 11/25 /: Stories We Tell  There are always three sides to the story: yours, mine, and the truth. See this special screening of a creative, genre-defying exploration of truth and identity from Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley as she investigates the secrets kept by her family. :pm. Campbell Hall, UCSB. $-$. Call -. /: Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott  Jazz maestro Jeff Elliott leads a revolving lineup of area and out-of-town musicians for an evening of jazz music and smooth jams. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -. /: Science Pub: Stories from Joan Lentz  This installment of the Museum of Natural History’s Science Pub lecture series will open your eyes to the natural wonders of our unique corner of the globe, with stories and photographs with Joan Lentz, esteemed area author, birder, and teacher. :-pm. Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant,  E. Ortega St. Free. Call -.

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/: Thanksgiving Festival at First Baptist Church  A bounce house, pie competition, and pumpkin carving are just a few of the many family-friendly activities at this community celebration of Thanksgiving and all things autumn. :am. First Baptist Church,  Veronica Springs Rd. $-$. Call -. /: SoulAviv  Called “one of the most exciting new groups in Jewish music,” SoulAviv mixes English, Hebrew, and even a little Yiddish in a joyful, harmonious celebration. Inspired by soul, folk, and ’s-style harmonies, SoulAviv is a musical experience that’s both wholly unique and intimate. :pm. SOhO Restaurant & Music Club,  State St. $. Call -.

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“I always wanted to do this; when I would see someone carving stone, I’d feel a pang of jealousy,” said Albert Hannon as he carved an English racing horse out of white onyx at Shoreline Park. Hannon, who has been a stone sculptor for about 10 years, believes it is an art form one should practice their entire life. “When I began doing this, I finally started seeing everything through the eyes of an artist,” he said.

hen she was a girl in the 1950s, Joan Easton Lentz took her first camping trip into the chaparral-carpeted backcountry of Santa Barbara County. Hiking with her sister, Ellen, and father, author Robert O. Easton, she recalled the trail as hot and dusty, and the poison oak as potent. Even more contagious than the poison oak was her father’s joyful enthusiasm for the natural world “because nothing was boring or taken for granted,” Lentz said. His stories of gliding condors, Chumash ceremonial caves, and of chasing wild cattle through the chaparral with vaqueros from his father’s ranch cling to her memory. She also learned how important chaparral shrubs are to water and soil retention, and she never forgot the smell of this tall, tough ground cover. Many forays later as teacher, naturalist, and avid birder, Lentz hopes to foster an urge to explore and understand area habitats with her new, 528-page book, A Naturalist’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Region. The Montecito resident calls it the first natural history of the region, which she considers to be from Ventura’s Point Mugu to the Northern Channel Islands to Southern San Luis Obispo County, and east to Kern County’s Temblor Range. Packed with interesting facts about plants, wildlife, geology, and how they influence each other, the book is a self-described “big picture” presentation. Starting with a condor’s-eye view of terrain that crosses county borders, the narrative dips into diverse ecosystems that support life in the water and land. Habitat by habitat, Lentz advances from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains, deviating slightly to examine the Northern Channel Islands as a laboratory for evolution. She concludes with a potpourri of critters that can be discovered in a backyard or urban park, and a ringing motto, “Leave no child or adult inside.” A research associate for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Lentz employs stories to bring facts alive, revealing a thoughtful teacher behind what she calls

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hree-year-old Jake Dollar sits in the stands, helmet on head, snack in hand, cheering for his big brother, “Go, Johnny, go!” Johnny zips through turns and flies over jumps on his pint-sized bike. The 5-year-old first noticed the track when his older sister Julia was dropped off at a summer day camp at Elings Park. He was immediately smitten. When he learned to ride a two-wheeler in only one day, his parents realized biking might be more than just a passing interest. They now spend at least two evenings a week at the track. Though he’s too young to race alongside his big brother, Jake is every bit a part of the crew at Elings — a unique group that spans from toddlers kicking dust clouds on the sidelines to men with decades of riding experience. They all share a common love of and respect for BMX, and for each other.

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Many kids come to Elings to ride recreationally. They may participate in camps, clinics, and practices but decide not to compete. Hank Sarria, mentor, staff member, and selfappointed track historian, said,“A lot of kids in Santa Barbara aren’t that interested in racing, but we want them to come out and ride, have fun, be healthy, and stay out of trouble.” Seth Weiner (age 9) is beaming as he pedals up to his grandmother Janie Taylor for a quick drink. Weiner is among eight riders participating in an afternoon clinic run by coach and track operator Brian Mohr. The clinics are offered weekly and focus on building skills in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Taylor loves the support offered to her grandson and the other riders during this time.“There’s someone watching and teaching him, and it’s a smaller group where he can get comfortable,” she said. Mohr keeps the atmosphere light,“Just have fun, that’s my main thing.” Weiner is having no trouble on that front. It’s his fourth visit to the track, and his smile grows bigger with every lap. He’s already psyched about the sport and currently trying to convince his grandmother to buy him a faster bike. Taylor is confident that Weiner will continue riding,“I have no doubt he’ll move into racing.”

Chasing Trophies

While many kids at Elings enjoy less structured riding, some take BMX quite seriously. Official track owner Lia Helfrich said, “Everyone wants a NAG [National Age Group] plate; that’s the ultimate goal.” Several of Elings’s regulars travel out of state for the opportunity to compete and the chance to win a national title. Marissa Birdsall, a 15-year-old sophomore at San Marcos High School, is among the most competitive riders at the park. Her interest in racing began as simple curiosity.“Whenever we would drive by the track, I would check it out. I really wanted to try it,” she said.

Though she was a bit intimidated by the experienced riders when she first pedaled onto the track, she was welcomed and ultimately found her passion: “Everyone helped me … I came out and tried it and fell in love with it.” When Beth Parker-Brown signed her son Josh up for the Elings BMX summer camp she never guessed that her children would become serious about the sport.“We started him at the summer camp just to keep him busy,” she explained. “Then first thing he said was, ‘Can I go racing?’” This year Josh (11) and his sister Sammie (13) have participated in 11 national competitions and traveled as far as Delaware and Kentucky to race their bikes. In a few weeks, they’ll be packing their things and squeezing into a car with friends to head to the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma.

The Cost of Competition

Like any competitive sport, BMX comes with costs. The time commitment can be huge for parents shuttling their children back and forth to the track, and even bigger for those traveling to events outside their area. But the time and the financial costs of travel, gear, and race fees are easier to deal with than the physical costs. With an increase in speed and jump height, along with the sheer number of hours spent on the track, injuries seem almost inevitable. Mostly they’re minor, but occasionally they’re more frightening. Parker-Brown recounted her daughter’s recent injury: “Sammie actually had a pretty horrific accident. She knocked out two teeth.” The incident did not deter her.“I’m sure she could tell you the number of days exactly that she was off her bike,” Parker-Brown said with a smile.“As soon as the doctor gave the okay, she was back out there.” Birdsall has also had to battle back from injuries. She broke her collarbone during a crash at Elings. The injury required two metal plates to stabilize the area. When she had healed sufficiently and was cleared by her doctor to ride again, she suffered yet another setback when she fell in the same place on the track and broke her other collarbone. “I was really scared for a while that I might crash again,” Birdsall said, but her love for the sport overcame any fears.“I slowly got back at it and started going for it again.” Her persistence and dedication have paid off. She is currently ranked third in the state and second in her district.

Come as You Are

Forty years of riding BMX has given Hank Sarria a broad and inclusive perspective on the sport. He strives to make sure everyone who comes out to the track feels like they belong, “Kids in T-shirts and shorts can come out with a $100 bike from Kmart and feel comfortable and ride,” he said. Gavin Victor and his good friend Jordan Mia are at the track almost as often as the staff. “Every time there’s practice, and every weekend,” said Mia. Despite being competitive riders and regulars at the track, they warmly invite beginners. “There are a lot of people around the track willing to help you

out and give you pointers,” Victor said.“If you’re interested, come out and try it,” added Mia.“Everyone’s really nice and welcoming.”

A Hidden Gem

Stone Saunders is among the pre-K set at Elings. He’s been rolling around on two wheels since he was only 2 years old. His dad, Erik, is an avid cyclist, and while he supports his son’s right to choose his own hobbies, biking has been an obvious passion from the beginning. Fortunately, BMX is open to riders of all ages.“It’s one of the few sports that kids can do at a very young age,” Saunders said. “It’s been really great to see Stone begin to work on mastery of a skill even at a young 4.” Because it’s largely an individual sport, unlike Little League or soccer, BMX does not require young riders to follow a specific schedule or routine. “All it takes at first is track time, so the young riders can acquire a lot of skill quickly just by riding around at their own pace — and there’s the fun and confidence that goes with it.”   Saunders feels fortunate to have a high-quality, area track. He is hoping more parents will become aware of the program his son has enjoyed so much.“I would call Elings Park BMX one of the hidden gems of the community.” After meeting the amazing staff, dedicated riders, and caring families, I would, too.

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new California law will allow K- public-school students to use restrooms and join sports teams based not on their sex — but on their gender identity. That means that starting January 1, transgender students who are biologically male will be allowed into girls’ bathrooms and those who are biologically female will be welcome on football teams and in boys’ locker rooms. So, naturally, some folks are freaking out. Signed by Governor Brown in August, the School Success and Opportunity Act is the first of its kind in the U.S. But a group called Privacy for All Students has gathered thousands of signatures hoping to bring the issue to a public vote — and ultimately overturn the law. They say it’s unfair to regular guy-guys and girl-girls to have to share their facilities and, I don’t know, bonding zones with someone who has differently shaped private parts. This particular fight centers around urinals and communal showers, but the transgender rights movement neither begins nor ends at plumbing. It’s happening on Dancing with the Stars, where Chaz Bono cha-cha-cha’d; and in the U.S. Army, where Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning reinvented himself as Chelsea; and in the Girl Scouts, where a Colorado troop’s decision to allow a 7-year-old transgender child to join its ranks inspired a cookie boycott; and in the Miss Universe pageant, where a transgender Canadian contestant won the right to compete in 2012; and so on, and so on. Let’s clear up some misconceptions before we go any further. Transgender people — the T of the LGBT comby Starshine munity — are not necessarily gay, and they’re not simply “cross-dressers”; they’re people who truly feel as if they’re one gender, though their bodemail: starshine@roshell.com ies bear the characteristics typical of another. They feel it as young children and as teens and adults. They are numerous, and they aren’t new to the world, but an increasingly tolerant society is making it safer for them to live as their authentic selves. The concept is strange, though, for sure. It calls into question some of the few things in life we figured were absolutes and forces us to rethink our handy, trusted labels and admit we don’t really have everything all figured out. Still … there’s a difference between being uncomfortable with an idea — and being thoroughly undone by it. Opponents of this new California law are expending actual human energy to protect the sanctity of public-school bathrooms — a place where nothing pleasant has transpired, ever. They’re not acting with reason, but reacting with fear. (Surprise: Leading the charge is the very same guy who spearheaded California’s gay-marriage-banning Proposition 8.) Don’t they realize gay students currently have every right in the world to use locker rooms with their same-sex classmates? Do they think a child would fake being transgender just for the opportunity to urinate next to the opposite sex? News flash: Girls’ bathrooms have stalls and, well, I never met a high school boy who had to be tricked into showing a girl his equipment. I spoke to a former administrator at Dos Pueblos High School who made bathroom and locker-room accommodations for a student there who left after junior year as a boy — and returned senior year as a girl. For the girl’s own safety, and to appease the parents of other students, they arranged for her to use less-frequented bathrooms and private showers. “It was a separate-but-equal solution, and that’s not right,” said the administrator, who regrets that the girl had to be treated differently than anyone else. But she’s proud to have helped the kid graduate as the person she’d always wanted to be — and to have paved the way for more students to do so. “Separate but equal was the beginning of our civil rights,” she said. “And this is the beginning of our sexual rights.”

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time in seven weeks while incurring a spate of fouls and ejections.“It’s like watching a train wreck,” the UCSB men’s soccer coach said last Friday night. But on Monday morning, the Gauchos were back on track — recipients of a No.  seeding in the 48-team NCAA tournament. They automatically advanced to the second round, to be held Sunday, November 24. They will host a 6 p.m. match at Harder Stadium against either Penn State, the regular-season champion of the Big Ten, or St. Francis College of Brooklyn. Those schools square off Thursday. The first-round bye is precious to the Gauchos, giving two of their key players — defender Peter Schmetz and forward Achille Campion — a fighting chance of recovering from injuries that have sidelined them for several weeks. UCSB could have used the 66 Schmetz on Friday against Cal State Northridge, which got two goals on headers by Sagi Lev-Ari. The 61 forward also scored on a penalty kick, which made the difference in the Matadors’ 3-2 victory in the Big West Conference post-season tournament semifinals. The penalty was one of many adverse calls that darkened the mood of the Gauchos. On the bright side, there were two beautiful Gaucho goals in an action-packed second half. UCSB’s sensational freshman Ismaila Jome, the instigator of many attacks, sent a ripe ball into the penalty area. Leaping to meet it was sophomore Marshall Cazares, who flicked the ball with the side of his foot inside the near goalpost, tying the score at 1-1. In the 72nd minute, the Gauchos were awarded a free kick when Cazares was fouled hard about 23 yards from the goal. Goffin Boyoko struck an elegant shot over the defensive wall and out of the goalkeeper’s reach in the upper left corner of the goal. With a 2-1 lead, it seemed the Gauchos were going to run their unbeaten streak to 12 consecutive matches. But then the wheels fell off. Just a minute after Boyoko’s gem, Kevin Garcia-Lopez’s hand made contact with the ball, a miscue that had cost the Gaucho defender a yellow card in the first half, and now referee Ioannis Stavridis showed him another yellow, then a red card. Vom Steeg disputed whether either hand-ball, having occurred well outside the penalty area, warranted a booking. The Gauchos had 10 players against 11 for the rest of the match, and the Matadors capitalized on their advantage. Facing defeat in the final minute, UCSB freshman Drew Murphy lost his cool and crudely fouled a Matador, and Stavridis did not pass up the opportunity to show another red card. As Murphy obediently left the field, Lev-Ari mockingly spit at him. The referee did not see that, but it was so obvious that the Big West suspended Northridge’s leading scorer for the first half of Sunday’s conference tournament championship, won by UC Irvine, 1-0. Everything seemed to work out in the end for UCSB and the Big West. UC Irvine (No. ) and Northridge (No. ) also have been seeded in the NCAA tournament. The Gauchos’ defeat enabled them to take the rest of the weekend off, and they were rewarded by the NCAA selection committee for their body of work throughout the season. But they will have to play Sunday without two starters, Garcia-Lopez and Murphy, the consequence of their red cards. “I’m not certain I want to embrace soccer after all,” a Gaucho fan, raised on American football, told me after Friday’s match. In his view, the referee’s questionable rulings killed the game. In no other sport are a single official’s judgments so impactful. But UCSB has learned that nothing can be gained by angrily confronting a referee. Such incidents in

the past brought down suspensions, fines, and disapproval against a program that proudly touts its 2006 national championship and draws big crowds to a stadium that’s been deemed “Soccer Heaven.” This year’s Gauchos have the maturity to move on.“We have to make sure we don’t get into that situation again,” Boyoko said.“It’s fine. We’re still number 10. Hopefully we’ll get Schmetz and Ach [Campion] back out there.” In Campion’s absence, Boyoko has emerged as UCSB’s leading striker. The slender six-footer made a statement in the 2-0 victory over Cal Poly that capped UCSB’s regular-season championFLYING HIGH: UCSB sophomore Marshall Cazares (pictured right, mid-jump) took a shot off the ship. Boyoko scored the side of his foot to tie the score 1-1 with Cal State Northridge. The Gauchos ultimately lost the game Gauchos’ first goal on a against the Matadors, 3-2. header off Murphy’s corner kick, and he set up the volleyball team took over first place in the Big West with a second goal by Charlie Miller with a perfectly placed pass. “Goffin has the biggest soccer brain on the team,” Vom gritty five-set victory at Cal State Northridge. Freshman Ali Steeg said.“He knows how the game is supposed to be played.” Spindt (18 kills, 10 digs) was named conference player of the week. The Gauchos stage their final regular-season home Boyoko was born of Congolese parents in Paris, France, on June 23, 1989. “I’ve always worn number ,” he said. He played stand this weekend — Cal State Fullerton on Friday night and UC Riverside Saturday — then play two on the road for the for the U French national team and was an NAIA AllAmerican at Auburn-Montgomery before transferring to play championship. NCAA Division  at UCSB last year. WESTMONT EXTRAVAGANZA: Saturday will go down as College soccer, with its unlimited substitutions, is different one of the busiest days in Westmont College sports history. from the game he grew up with, Boyoko said.“You can only The Warriors will play two national tournament matches and have three [substitutions] in Europe. You have to pace youra pair of basketball games. Here’s the lineup: self for 90 minutes,” he said.“Here, players keep going in and out, and everything is pressure, pressure, pressure, all the time.  1 p.m.: Westmont, seeded No.  in the NAIA women’s soccer You’re always going against new players.” tournament with a 15-1-3 record, hosts Westminster (Utah) Vom Steeg said Boyoko was injured in a traffic accident in an opening-round match. before arriving at UCSB.“He was physically broken last year,”  3:30 p.m.: The Warrior women’s basketball team takes on the coach said.“He couldn’t keep running up and down.” Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) at Murchison Gym. The same Boyoko’s playing time is still limited so that he can go all-out teams met last March in the NAIA semifinals, and Westwhen he is on the pitch. Friday’s goal was his eighth of the mont defeated the top-ranked Lions and went on to win the year. title. If the Gauchos can get through Sunday’s match, they  7 p.m.: It’s the start of the NAIA women’s volleyball tournaexpect to be stronger a week later in the Sweet , and visions ment, Menlo College vs. Westmont. of the magical runs of 2004 and 2006 will start dancing in  9 p.m.: The volleyball net comes down and the hoops go their heads. back up for a men’s basketball game between Westmont and VOLLEYBALL SUCCESS: A basketball double-header SaturPomona-Pitzer. day did not turn out well for UCSB. The Gaucho women tied SBCC SOCCER: Brandie Harris, who scored a school-record Arizona on Nicole Nesbit’s driving layup with 40 seconds to play, but then they gave up a pair of free throws and lost by 29 goals for the Vaqueros, was named Western State Confertwo. During warm-ups for the men’s game, Gaucho star Alan ence North women’s player of the year. SBCC also produced Williams suffered back spasms and was scratched from the top men’s player in the WSC, midfielder Adam Colton. the lineup along with his double-double average (24 points, Both standouts are sophomores. 13 rebounds). Utah State took advantage of his absence and scored a 71-64 victory. … It seemed like UCSB’s lost weekFor more sports, including a weekly highlight schedule, end until some late-breaking news: The Gaucho women’s see independent.com/sports. november 21, 2013

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lliving | Food & Drink + + + + + + + food@independent.com IF YOU BAKE IT: Jacqui Wou’s Tartisan pies have found a permanent home at The Blue Owl. Currently, the lunch and latenight eatery is offering two sweet and two savory Tartisan pies as part of its daily menu.

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f you like your dessert with a side of good karma, get to know Pies for the People. The vision of private chef Lori Stern is simple enough: three classic Thanksgiving pie flavors (old-fashioned apple, pecan, and pumpkin), all made to order and available for pickup on Thanksgiving Eve. The price is a reasonable $20 for an organic 9-inch pie (pumpkin is available regular or gluten-free style), and 10 percent of the proceeds go straight to the Santa Barbara Foodbank. What’s more, this year the pie party shakes down at Municipal Winemakers, which means one-stop shopping for all your boozy and sweet holiday essentials — dished up guilt-free, of course. Pies for the People pops up at Municipal Winemakers (22 Anacapa St.) on Wednesday, November 27, 6-9 p.m. for pickup. To place an order, email pies4thepeople@gmail.com or call 633-0962. — AC all 633

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her down dead ends, past roadblocks, and finally to a very complicated — and complicating — answer. In the end, Michael is the unlikely hero of this story: the cuckolded husband and talented but unproductive writer who finally finds his voice late in life thanks to his daughter’s quest for the truth. The aging Michael writes and narrates much of the PAG film: There’s ample footage of him standing at the microphone in a recording studio as w Sarah mans the soundboard. It’s hard to know whether to interpret Michael’s wry wit and evident enthusiasm for the project as a heartwarming show of dedication to the daughter he raised or as chilling evidence of his ability to buffer himself from pain. Unsentimental yet heartrending, Stories We Tell is an unforgettable meditation on the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the consequences we face when we dare pursue the “real truth,” only to find it eludes us. Stories We Tell screens at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Monday, November FATHER FIGURES: PAPA is Danny 25, at 7:30 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit Presant (left) and Darren Weiss. artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets — Elizabeth Schwyzer and info.

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search for a lost mother and a father. In hunting for the truth of her origins, Polley combines extensive family interviews with fauxhistorical Super 8 footage to yield a poignant family portrait. There are many revelations along the way. Everyone interviewed agrees that Sarah’s mother, actress Diane Polley, was the life of the party — the kind of woman who “walked heavily and made records skip”— a woman who simultaneously yearned for attention and defended her privacy fiercely. As portraits go, this one is cubist, jumbled, and contradictory, coming to us in spurts of frank testimonial interspersed with the nostalgic home movies. Woven throughout the film are Michael Polley’s poetic reflections on his marriage to the larger-than-life Diane. We learn that her first marriage ended with high drama that made the front page, and that her pregnancy with Sarah years later nearly ended in an abortion — Diane was on the way to the clinic when she changed her mind. Meanwhile, Sarah’s search for her true paternity takes

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On first llisten, there’s h not that h muchh separating Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s sophomore release, The Speed of Things, from the band’s 2011 debut, It’s a Corporate World. Pretty melodies, catchy hooks, and spacey synths are still at the forefront here, and frontmen Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott do an equally impressive job of harmonizing and leading the charge amid all the bells and whistles. In truth, what sets The Speed of Things apart is all in the details. And, oh, what lovely little details they are. The album opens with the ethereal “Beautiful Dream,” which moves from delicate to jangly with the flick of a switch. Later, “Hiding” captures bass and drums in a tug-of-war for the spotlight right up until the chorus kicks in. And lead single “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dancefloor)” finds the band building off an infectious guitar hook, interspersing snippets of sonic weirdness with a feather-light touch. That The Speed of Things is chock-full of catchy tracks is not the news here; Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have long established they can write a hook. What’s notable is the way the album rests on its heels while it reels you in. It’s pop music with no syrupy aftertaste, and we can’t get enough. — AC

If you like your riffs big and your guitars loud, chances are you’ll fall in love with PAPA. The Los Angeles– based duo of Darren Weiss and Danny Presant make the kind of bright, anthemic blues rock that put bands like The Black Keys and Cold War Kids on the map. On their debut full-length, the recently released Tender Madness, Weiss and Presant dish up 12 tracks that rumble to life with the help of some seriously toe-tapping drum work. More impressively, though, the album does legit justice to the pair’s live show, which is a sight to behold in and of itself. Despite PAPA’s small size, Weiss and Presant deliver a show that expertly navigates between high energy and intricate collaboration; it’s good, loud, sweaty fun, and it’s utterly danceable to boot. Named for Weiss’s larger-than-life grandfather, PAPA pulls from places all over the music map. “[My grandfather] was a man who grew up with fire in his blood,” said Weiss. “By the time he was 13, his family had to move several times because people were out to kill him for getting into trouble and getting into fights with a lot of gangs in Chicago. There was no American identity for him to really latch on to.” As such, Tender Madness feels like a referential ode to the American songbook. The guitar tones are garage-y and tinged with twang; the drums are tightly wound and kinetic; and the vocals draw fair comparison to crooners like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. This Saturday, November 23, PAPA returns to Santa Barbara in support of Tender Madness. The band plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club ( State St.) at 8:30 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit clubmercy.com for tickets and info. — AC

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EVEN BETTER IN CONTEXT Matthias Bamert Unpacks the Complex Composer COURTESY

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ow can you deepen your understanding of a great composer’s work? Some musicians study his life, his letters, or his society, hoping an accumulation of obscure facts will illuminate his intentions. Others prefer close analysis of the works themselves. Although it wasn’t by design, conductor Matthias Bamert took an alternative approach to unlocking the mysteries of Mozart. He cultivated his insights by becoming acquainted with music written by the peerless composer’s colleagues and contemporaries. “I do think I understand Mozart better, now that I know in what context he worked,” he said in an interview from his London home. Bamert, 71, will conduct an all-Mozart program this weekend with the Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada, but he is best known for a series of recordings he made with the London Mozart Players of music by relatively obscure composers of Mozart’s era. Once you’ve studied the symphonies of Hoffmeister, Vanhal, and Vogler, you get a good sense of the norms of the period — and the way Mozart gleefully broke them. A native of Switzerland, Bamert made his acquaintance with Mozart early in life. “As in every intellectual, bourgeois Swiss family, everybody had to play an instrument,” he said. “I tried the violin and piano before [settling] on the oboe. That was the one I played the least badly.” WORKING THROUGH WOLFGANG: The Santa Barbara Clearly, he didn’t play badly at all: Early in Symphony, conducted by Matthias Bamert, performs an his career, Bamert was the principal oboist all-Mozart program Saturday-Sunday, November 23-24. with the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra.“I always wanted to be a composer and a conductor,” he “His contemporaries usually wrote very beautiful explained. “Since I had a facility with the oboe, I thought I would join an orchestra and learn the repertoire from a melodies and accompaniment,” Bamert said. “But with Mozart, the music is so much more complicated! In the musician’s point of view.” He made the leap to the podium thanks to a chance last movement of the “Jupiter Symphony (No. )” you encounter with the legendary music director of the have seven melodies, and each one is, at the same time, Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell. Szell spent summers in the harmony and the accompaniment [for the others]. I Austria, working with the Vienna Philharmonic; Bamert think that complexity is a reason he was less successful attended one of his rehearsals and, to his surprise, found than others in Vienna.” There were “too many notes,” as his royal patron comhimself chatting with the famously imperious conductor. “I told him I composed, and he said, ‘Tomorrow, you plains in the movie Amadeus. “Yes,” Bamert said. “But you realize there is a big differbring me a composition.’ So I did. Of course, being George Szell, he looked at it and, a split second later, said, ‘This ence between Peter Shaffer’s play and the film. I consider needs to be in F-sharp.’ He was intimidating, but we had a the play fantastic, but the film painted a picture of Mozart good conversation, and he said,‘Come back next year.’ The that was wrong in many ways. It acts like it’s a biography, next year, he returned to Vienna, and I talked to him again. which is not what Peter Shaffer was trying to do. Mozart He remembered every word we had exchanged the year was not a giggly, silly little boy! There was much more to before. Then he said, ‘You can come to Cleveland if you him. The music tells you everything.” want to, but we can’t pay you.’ I had an American girlfriend, who told me there were foundations that would pay for Matthias Bamert conducts such a trip — she is still my wife, by the way! I applied to the Santa Barbara Symphony the Ford Foundation, and I got the grant.” in an all-Mozart program, After a year working as an assistant to Szell, Bamert at the Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) moved to New York to assume a similar role with another on Saturday, November 23, at 8 p.m. legend, Leopold Stokowski. He eventually returned to and Sunday, November 24, at 3 p.m. Call Europe and today makes his home in London, where he 898-9386 or visit thesymphony.org for has developed a reputation for insightful interpretations tickets and info. of both modern music and Mozart.

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he third play in Shakespeare’s trilogy on the War of the Roses and the Tudor succession often gets unfairly dismissed as a warm-up for the admittedly more accomplished Richard III. Some versions of Richard III, such as the film starring Laurence Olivier, even borrow Richard’s soliloquy from Act  of Henry VI, Part , to present a more rounded portrait of one of Shakespeare’s most memorable villains. But there is much to like, or at least admire, in this rarely produced and action-packed entry in the history-play genre, especially when it is given the kind of imaginative and exciting staging seen in this production by the National Theatre of Bitola, Macedonia. How is it that this Macedonian company found its way to Westmont College’s Porter Theatre on a Sunday evening in November? The show was originally produced as part of the Globe Theatre of London’s Olympics festival in 2012, which featured all of Shakespeare’s plays done in as many languages, and it was this fortunate confluence of circumstances, as well as some previous experience directing in Macedonia, that put Westmont professor John Blondell at the helm as director. For those familiar with Blondell’s many wonderful Shakespeare productions with his own company, Lit Moon, at least some of the elements in this staging would be recognizable, but the Macedonian actors, who performed the show in Macedonian, brought something absolutely distinctive to the stage. The translation, the set design, the costumes, and the music were all also the work of the Macedonians. The plot of Henry VI, Part  revolves around the uncertain succession of the throne of England, which is at the outset held, at least momentarily, by Henry VI’s rival, Richard Plantagenet, the Duke of York (Boris Cohorevski). The play’s first gruesomely indelible scene occurs early on, after York’s 12-year-old son, Rutland (Nikolche Projchevski), is murdered by the Lancastrian military commander Clifford (Ivan Jercic). Queen Margaret (Gabriela Petrushevska) and Clifford then taunt the captured Richard of York, first offering him his son’s bloodstained handkerchief as a tissue, and then stabbing him to death. Under Blondell’s direction, the play’s many scenes of intense, onstage violence were stylized, but not to the point of masking the underlying rage that powers so much of the action. When in a subsequent scene Margaret’s own son, Edward (Nikolche Projchevski), is also murdered, the payback takes its place within a world in which there is no release from the cycle of violence. As King Henry VI, Petar Gorko was terrific, wringing every conceivable color and emotion from this difficult role. In the scene where two soldiers come to him on the battlefield to report the news that, in this bloody civil war, a father has killed his son and a son has killed his father, Gorko brought home the king’s anguished response in a way that was both imperial and human. Other outstanding performances included those of Ognen Drangovski as Edward and Valentina Gramosli as Lady Elizabeth Grey. Their passionate lovemaking in the midst of all the carnage brought a welcome balance to an otherwise death-riddled evening. Mitko Ivanovski (percussion) and Miodrag Nećak (piano) provided a moody, jazz-tinged soundtrack that was supplemented by Drangovski’s incharacter drumming and several choral interludes featuring the entire cast. The sparse staging, meant to replicate the setup at the Globe, left the focus squarely where it belonged — on these wonderfully talented actors and the stunning intensity of Shakespeare’s drama. ■

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The Uncut Hair of Graves The Spoon River Project. At the Dos Pueblos High School Elings Performing Arts Center, Saturday, November 16. Reviewed by Charles Donelan

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n the original, Edgar Lee Masters’s sprawling poetical sequence Spoon River Anthology includes 212 characters and 244 separate accounts of their lives. Imagined as expansive and candid versions of epitaphs, these individual poems vary considerably in RIVER SPIRITS: Dos Pueblos’ production length, subject mat- of The Spoon River Project had characters ter, and tone, but surrounded on all sides by the audience. they cohere through a unifying vision that puts small-town life, with all its terrors and pleasures, at the heart of America’s identity. Masters follows in the central tradition of American literature that comes down to him through Walt Whitman, who wrote in Leaves of Grass that “to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.” The Spoon River Project, which just concluded its run at Dos Pueblos High School, was a drama with music that was conceived and performed by students under the direction of Gioia Marchese. The show began outside the auditorium as a procession, with the white-faced students solemnly guiding the audience around the building and through the stage door to seats arranged in the round and onstage. Through an imaginative blend of folk songs, recitations, movement, and dance, the large cast wove together Masters’s strange tapestry of greetings from beyond death in a way that was fresh and interesting. The dance sequences, which blended square-dance moves with more contemporary music in the idiom of Mumford & Sons were particularly effective, as were the individual monologues that audience members walked around the space in order to hear. Here’s to continued experimentation with new texts and new ways of creating plays at this level of education.

Monotonous Cupboard Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Wednesday, November 13. Reviewed by Joseph Miller

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he NPR podcast episodes of Cabinet of Wonders might leave you suspecting singer/songwriter and novelist Wesley Stace has reinvented A Prairie Home Companion for a younger, edgier East Coast crowd — a variety show before a live audience; music, comedy, and readings by well-known artists and writers; and no Lutheran jokes or rhubarb-pie spoof-mercials. But for various reasons, the electricity at City Winery in New York City didn’t arc in Campbell Hall on Wednesday. Part of the problem seemed to be the midweek doldrums, further exacerbated by the fact that the event went on for more than three hours, with a steady loss of audience during the last third. But clearly there were other issues. The variety was not varying enough, weighted too heavily toward folk acts that sounded too similar. Originally conceived as a meeting ground for musicians and writers, with comedians providing a buffer between, Wednesday’s performance showcased only one reading, by Matthew Specktor. And then there was gender monotony; there was only one woman (singer Britta Phillips) amid the 13-performer lineup, and too much male below-the-belt joking. Stace, who stocks his shows with friends, risks tipping the scales at times from professionalism to self-indulgent familiarity onstage. Yet it is difficult not to like Stace, a witty and affable emcee, and a gifted lyricist in the vein of Bob Dylan (his former stage name was John Wesley Harding — the title of Dylan’s 1967 album). “The Dealer’s Daughter” and “Making Love to Bob Dylan” are tightly crafted songs and were delivered with assurance in Stace’s mellow middle range (the rare male songster who does not shove everything into upper voice). Even better was singer/songwriter John Roderick, who sang the most inspired set of the night, including his upbeat, syncopated jewel “Shapes.”

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IN TRANSIT TRANSIT: Autolux drummer Carla Azar (center) reconvenes with bassist/lead vocalist Eugene Goreshter (left) and guitarist Greg Edwards for a West Coast mini-tour preceding a Canadian tour with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.

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he story of Los Angeles’ Autolux is a fascinating one. Drummer Carla Azar and lead vocalist/ bassist Eugene Goreshter decided to join forces after working together on a score for a theatrical production, with Azar then pegging guitarist Greg Edwards (whom she had befriended while touring with the group Ednaswap) to be their third member. Soon, the newly formed Autolux would be signed by legendary producer T Bone Burnett, and the group’s first full-length album, 2003’s Future Perfect, would go on to be a critical darling, garnering public kudos from the likes of Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke, and Jack White. In the seven years that followed, Autolux found itself floating in a sort of music-industry purgatory; T Bone’s label went under, and the band was ultimately liberated by their management. But in the midst of everything Autolux has achieved (or, at times, endured), Azar, Edwards, and Goreshter have remained active and involved, both as a unit and individually in projects outside of Autolux. They’ve also already finished recording a new record. We recently chatted with Azar about the impending album and about the group’s creative exploits into new territories.

Now, Carla, you’ve been touring recently, correct? Yes. I’ve been playing drums for Jack White. Was there any part of that experience that might change the way that you perform with Autolux? No, not really. I mean, to be honest, I think

[Jack] wanted to play with me because of the way that I play with Autolux. But I did learn a lot. Playing with Jack was just such a different experience because, on some nights, we’d be playing in front of a hundred thousand people. But, to be honest, it’s the smaller shows that make us more nervous. As a performer, you’re way more vulnerable — it’s more personal. And we’re very excited about playing Santa Barbara. I love it there.

Do you feel like your individual pursuits have enhanced your ability to work within Autoloux? Well, you’re actually the first person that I’ve talked

to about this, but after I toured with Jack, I did a film with Michael Fassbender called Frank. It was filmed in Ireland. I’m not an actress, and once I found out it was about a band, I was totally against it. But then I read it, and it was incredible, so I had to audition, and I got the part. So that was a new experience. In Autolux, we all love music, so we all love doing other things. But it really makes us miss our own band. And I think that’s a healthy thing — after a while, you start taking it for granted, and while you enjoy working with other people, there’s a reason why you’re in your band, and why you formed it in the first place.

The difference between the first record (2003’s Future Perfect) and the second (2010’s Transit Transit) was palpable. Does this next record feel like it’s going to sound as distinct? I mean,

it’s really hard to talk about your own music because my perception of what it’s going to sound like might be completely different from how it’s interpreted. This record is the quickest that we’ve made, by far. One thing we did that we hadn’t done before is record songs that are completely live takes. There are a lot of songs, not every song, but a lot of songs, where what you hear is exactly what happened in the room. We left things broken in the most beautiful way. It’s a little out of tune in a completely musical way, but we didn’t go for that — it’s not like we tried to have it be untuned. … Today, music is so put together, but this record is full of moments that are absolutely alive. Autolux plays SOhO Restaurant & Music Club (1221 State St.) on Thursday, November 21, at 9 p.m. Call 962-7776 or visit sohosb.com for tickets and info.

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Yeah, that makes total sense. I mean, you’re walking down these dark paths in your mind, and then when you know that’s what you’re doing it for — it’s such a lonely place, but the actual, physical end result of that is anything but lonely. It’s sharing; it’s transferring emotion to a large group of people almost every night.

What about Myth? Does it still feel like an authentic reection of Geographer a year later? When we released it, it felt like we ďŹ nally made what we had been trying to make, and now, I already feel like we’ve left it in the dust creatively. I feel like our new songs are so much closer to what I have always wanted to make. We were really proud of the fact that it wasn’t just dance song after dance song — trying to bang our way into people’s hearts. It’s much more of an experience. There’s real darkness on that album, but there’s also some light on that album. It came from a place that was settled, and I think that’s one of the beneďŹ ts of achieving some success. You don’t have to be so manic about your creation, because people seem to like what we create. It’s comforting, and it gives us a license to keep doing what we want to do and not hold back.

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eographer is a musical rarity — a band that’s easy to enjoy without necessitating the label of “guilty pleasure.â€? There are probably a number of reasons for this, but the overarching theme of Geographer’s music seems to be sincerity. The San Francisco–based band isn’t MAP IT OUT: Geographer is (from afraid to skew dark thematileft) Brian Ostreicher, Nathan Blaz, cally, and the intricacy of their and Michael Deni. always foot-tappy, sometimes haunting melodies illustrates that songwriting is, ďŹ rst and foremost, a labor of love for these three longtime friends. This Friday, November 22, Geographer pulls into town for a show at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club. Below, we chat with lead singer Mike Deni about writing, growth, and what it’s like to turn your catharses into hundred-person sing-alongs.

So when you look back at writing the early Geographer songs, and what you were inspired by at the time, does that headspace still feel like something you can occupy? Has your relationship with that music changed in the light of performing it in front of thousands of people? It deďŹ nitely feels foreign to me, for a couple of dierent reasons. Writing music was very, very cathartic at the beginning. And I don’t feel a weight against me any more. I don’t feel like I have to release anything through a song. I want to write songs because that’s what I know how to do; it’s what I’ve decided makes life worthwhile, which is dierent from feeling helpless and scared and furious, and needing to let that out.

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L.A. LIVE: Las Cafeteras play UCSB November 22.

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REGIONAL MUSIC, BIG PICTURE by Josef Woodard MEXICAN BEAUTIES ON THE TOWN: In Santa Barbara, there has long been a cultural divide between the parallel worlds of Hispanic and non-Hispanic culture, by the nature of the demographically cleaved population hereabouts and the differences of musical and cultural tastes. But lines, venues, and demarcations do sometimes blur (thankfully), like when top-drawer mariachi bands show up at the Chumash Casino, say, or the festive Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival at the S.B. Bowl come Fiesta-time. More specifically, two UCSB-powered sources feed us lesser-heard sounds from south of the border — or perhaps better to say “down in neighboring corners of the continent.” The wondrous and now nine-year-deep ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program has been promoting and enlightening us about regional Mexican styles, from mariachi and beyond, bringing bands to the county to perform and teach. UCSB’s MultiCultural Center (MCC) also stokes a fundamental agenda for hosting music from outside U.S. borders. Most recently, the MCC was lit up by the Bulgarian splendor of the fabulous Varimezov Family Band, which put on both a great sit-down show in the theater and then a saucy, odd-metered “dance set” in the MCC Lounge. Suddenly, this fall, an unspoken regional music of choice is the Veracruzbased folkloric style known as son jarocho, which has gone through periods of attention and revivals over the past century. Last month, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! hosted the bold, young next-generation band Los Vega Son Jarocho, extending the family musical line to include members of the older son jarocho band Mono Blanco, which played in the series four years ago. The younger band’s show at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, where the series ends up for free-to-the-public Sunday-night soirées, was a memorable one, rich in Mexican musical heritage and the infectiously rhythmic stuff of interlocking parts on indigenous guitar-like instruments and the dance-percussion component of the zapateado footwork, right through to the genre’s greatest hit,“La Bamba.” In upcoming son jarocho news, this Friday’s concert at the MultiCultural Center features Las Cafeteras, an East L.A.–based band of note and rightful buzz-worthiness that has been finding new ways to update the traditional music with other musical spices and spoken word. The band, formed by young, roots-rediscovering musicians in 2005, has been making inroads to reaching larger and hipper ears of late, spreading the gospel by opening for such big names as Ozomatli, Lila Downs, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, which invited them along to open for its Santa Barbara Bowl show two years ago. Their vibrant dynamism and rootsy energy translated well to the Bowl context, and the chance to hear them in the intimate pressure-cooker of the MCC Theater on Friday is one to seize upon. Yes, Veracruz and this specific musical tradition, as filtered through young Los Angelenos’ sensibilities, is the cultural flavor of choice on Friday. But we can also call it regional music of the Americas, in the large, multicultural sense. FRINGE PRODUCT: In the latest chapter of my festival-junkie annals, I paid a visit to the jazz festival in Umeå, Sweden, a few weeks ago, appreciating an actual dose of wintry chill, atmospherically, and the 45th annual festival’s concentrated blast of good music (including a mind-bender set by Norwegian vocal wonder Sidsel Endresen, channeling her special inner-primitivesophisticate musical language). But the strongest impression made in Umeå was a show by the great Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson and trio — with potent poet of the bass Anders Jormin and Jon Fält, the wily cool Drummer the World Needs to Know More About. As heard on that Swedish afternoon, before a packed and admiring house, and also heard on the illuminating new ECM album Indicum, Stenson is one of the world’s finest and most lyrical pianists in jazz, and his trio ranks in the upper echelon of the piano-trio art form. Musics of the world beckon, here and there. Check out Fringe Beat online, Facebooked, Twittered, Myspaced … Got e? fringebeat@independent.com. november 21, 2013

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THOUGHT-PROVOKING: John Divola’s “V” is one of many works on display at the S.B. Museum of Art in his exhibition As Far as I Could Get, showing through January , .

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Art, Design & Architecture Museum – Freedom Now!, Year of Rebellion by Joe Melchione, Art and Its Discontents, and Ambiguous Histories: Selected Works from the Exit Art Portfolios, through Dec. ; POP: Politics of Place, through Dec. ; Fran Siegel: Translocation and Overlay, through Apr. , .  University Rd., -. The Beatrice Wood Ctr. for the Arts – Allison Newsome: Post-Neolithic Figurines & The Anthropomorphic Vessel, through Dec. .  Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, -. Casa Dolores – Multiple permanent installations featuring Mexican folk art.  Bath St., -. Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum – Mark Twain exhibit, through Dec. . Multiple permanent installations.  W. Anapamu St., -. Lompoc Museum – American Needle Arts Pre-: History Through the Eye of a Needle, through Jan. , . Multiple permanent installations.  S. H St., Lompoc, -. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara – Bloom Projects: Ro Snell, All That Is Left, and Call for Entries : Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter, and Christopher Ulivo, through Dec. .  Paseo Nuevo, -. Rancho La Patera/Stow House – Multiple permanent exhibits hosted by the Goleta Valley Historical Society.  N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, -. S.B. Historical Museum – Lockwood de Forest: Luminescent Santa Barbara, through Mar. ; The Story of Santa Barbara, permanent exhibition. Free admission.  E. De la Guerra St., -. S.B. Maritime Museum – Photography by Jack London, through Dec. ; Lost Surf Art Posters of Santa Barbara by Rick Sharp, through April .  Harbor Wy., #, -. S.B. Museum of Art – Totally s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection, through Jan. , ; John Divola: As Far as I Could Get, through Jan. , ; Delacroix and the Matter of Finish, through Jan. , ; Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from the Armand Hammer Foundation and the Collection of Michael Armand Hammer and Martin Kersels’s Charm series, ongoing exhibitions.  State St., -. Ty Warner Sea Ctr. – Multiple permanent installations.  Stearns Wharf, ���-. Wildling Museum – The Santa Ynez River and Watershed as Seen by The Oak Group,

Architectural Foundation Gallery – A Walk Through Urban America by Santi Visalli, through Nov. .  E. Victoria St., -. Artamo Gallery – Jack N. Mohr: The Blue Wall, through Dec. .  W. Anapamu St., -. Atkinson Gallery – Siobahn McBride: Every Night Is a Pizza Dinner, through Dec. . SBCC West Campus,  Cliff Dr., Bldg. , Rm. , -. The C Gallery – Mike Brady: At It  Years, Nov.  - Jan. , .  Bell St., Los Alamos, -. Cancer Ctr. of S.B. – Art Heals, a permanent exhibit.  Pueblo St., -. Channing Peake Gallery – Beyond Cubism: The Anne and Walon Green Collection, through Jan. , . S.B. County Administration Bldg.,  E. Anapamu St., -. Corridan Gallery – Fur, Feathers & Fins, through Dec. .  N. Milpas St., -. Cypress Gallery – Nancy D. Hall: Photography: A Moment in Time, through Nov. .  E. Cypress Ave., Lompoc, -. Divine Inspiration Gallery of Fine Art – A Time of Reflection, through Dec. .  State St., -. Gallery Los Olivos – Lyrical Duet by Larry Rankin and Erin Williams, through Nov. .  Grand Ave., Los Olivos, -. Grossman Gallery, Lompoc Public Library– Open Land-Ranches of Santa Barbara by Kit Boise-Cossart, through Nov. .  E. North Ave., Lompoc, -. Hospice of S.B. – Coast, Light, Dawn & Dusk: Six Months by the Sea by Kit BoiseCossart; permanent installations by painter Mary Heebner.  Alameda Padre Serra, Ste. , -. James Main Fine Art – Channing Peake: Abstraction in Santa Barbara, through Feb. , .  E. De la Guerra St., -. Kim Kieler Gallery– I Am a Simple Woman by Mai Anh, through Nov. .  N. Calle César Chávez, Door #, -. Porch – Virginia McCracken, Nov. Dec. .  Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria, -. S.B. Tennis Club – Encore: Angel, through Dec. .  Foothill Rd., -. Santa Maria Country Club – Artwork for the Animals by Margie Bowker, through Dec. .  W. Waller Ln., Santa Maria, -. Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery – Nicole Strasburg: New Terrain, through

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LIVE MUSIC CLASSICAL Granada Theatre – S.B. Symphony presents: All Mozart with Matthias Bamert.  State St., -. SAT: pm SUN: pm

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Bullfrog Blues Band (pm) Roundin’ Third –  Calle Real, -. THU, TUE: Locals Night (pm) S.B. Maritime Museum –  Harbor Wy., #, -. SAT: Ukulele music and singing (-:pm) Sandbar –  State St., -. TUE: ’s Night (pm) WED: Big Wednesday (pm) THU: College Night (pm) Seven Bar & Kitchen –  Helena Ave., -. THU: Throwback Thursday wiith DJ Barla Bae (:pm) Standing Sun Winery –  Second St., Unit D, Buellton, -. SAT: Roem Baur (pm) SOhO Restaurant & Music Club –  State St., -. THU: Autolux (pm) FRI: Geographer, with Bad Suns (:pm) SAT: Papa (:pm) SUN: SoulAviv (:pm) MON: Jazz Jam with Jeff Elliott (pm) TUE: Tommy Alexander, Natalie Noone, Quiet Lion (pm) WED: Hansen Family & Friends Annual Thanksgiving Songfest (pm) Statemynt –  State St., -. THU: DJ Akorn WED: Blues Night (pm) Tiburon Tavern –  State St., -. FRI: Karaoke Night (:pm) Velvet Jones –  State St., -. THU: Taylor Gang Invasion with Berner (pm) FRI: The F#@k Money Love Hustle, King of the Moon (pm) SAT: Mandex: Hair Metal Tribute Band (pm) MON: Monday Night Football (:pm) THU: The Kyle Gass Band featuring KG from Tenacious D, Whiskey Glass Eye (pm) Whiskey Richard’s –  State St., -. THU: The Bloodtypes and Mongo (pm) MON: Open Mike Night (pm) WED: Punk on Vinyl (pm) Wildcat –  W. Ortega St., -. THU: DJs Hollywood and Patrick B SUN: Red Room with DJ Gavin Roy (pm) TUE: Local Band Night (pm) Zodo’s –  Calle Real, Goleta, -. THU: KjEE Thursday Night Strikes (:-:pm) MON: Service Industry Night (pm) SAT:

Adama –  Chapala St., -. THU: Greg Harrison (pm) Brewhouse –  W. Montecito St., -. THU-SAT, WED: Live Music (pm) Campbell Hall – UCSB, -. THU /: Andrew Bird (-pm) Cold Spring Tavern –  Stagecoach Rd., -. FRI: Deep Fields, Chichis Christ, Bonny Doon (-pm) SAT: Rick Reeves (-pm); Sean Wiggins and Paul Houston (-pm) SUN: Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan (:-pm); Switchbak (:-:pm) The Creekside –  Hollister Ave., -. MON: Karaoke with Dyno (pm) WED: Country Night (pm) Dargan’s –  E. Ortega St., -. THU: Dannsair (:pm) SAT: Traditional Irish Music (:pm) TUE: Karaoke (pm) Endless Summer Bar/Café –  Harbor Wy., -. FRI: Acoustic guitar and vocals (:pm) EOS Lounge –  Anacapa St., -. THU: Huge Thursday with Mackie and Bix King FRI: Live Music (-pm); DNA Presents SAT: DJ Calvin and Kohjay WED: Salsa Night Granada Theatre –  State St., -. WED: Sinead O’Connor: The American Kindness Tour (pm) Indochine –  State St., -. TUE: Indie Night (pm) theater WED: Karaoke (:pm) The James Joyce –  State St., -. THU: Alastair Greene Band (pm) McDermott-Crockett Mortuary – FRI: Kinsella Brothers Band (pm) The Designated Mourner.  Chapala St., SAT: Ulysses (:-:pm) -. SUN, MON: Karaoke (pm) THU, FRI, SAT: pm TUE: Ben Markham and Brian Cole Jurkowitz Theatre – Project Love. SBCC WED: Open Mike Night West Campus, -. Marquee –  State St., -. THU, FRI: :pm THU: Thursday Jazz Night (pm) SAT: pm WED: Open Mike Night (pm) Moby Dick Restaurant –  Stearns Wharf, -. WED-SAT: Derroy (pm) SUN: Derroy (am) Monty’s –  Hollister Ave., Goleta, -. THU: Karaoke Night (pm) MultiCultural Ctr. – Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, -. FRI: Las Cafeteras (pm) O’Malleys and the Study Hall –  State St., -. THU: College Night with DJ Gavin Old Town Tavern –  Orange Ave., Goleta, -. FRI, SAT, WED: Karaoke Night (:pm) Palapa Restaurant –  State St., -. FRI: Live Mariachi Music (:pm) Ranch and Reata Roadhouse –  Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, -. FRI: Chelsea Shoemaker (:pm) BIRD AND WHISTLES: Andrew Bird brings his unique SAT: Christina Barnes (:pm) Reds Tapas & Wine Bar –  sound and amazing whistling abilities to Campbell Helena Ave., -. Hall on Thursday, November . THU: Music Thursdays (pm)

Gideon Raff Prisoners of War & Homeland Sunday, November 24 / 3:00 p.m. / Free UCSB Campbell Hall

Gideon Raff, creator, writer and director of the award-winning Israeli television drama series, Prisoners of War (Hatufim), which served as the inspiration for its critically acclaimed US adaptation, Homeland, shows clips from and explores the connections between what The New York Times has called “two TV siblings.”

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MAGIC MATT: Matthew McConaughey’s performance as real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club is another one for the books. succumbs to formulaic drama ploys. Too much of the generic “white hats versus black hats” dynamics robs the film of the engaging reality factor early on. Music, and the sometimes dubious modern movie business of song placement, plays a clever role here, as when a scene of our hero’s sudden ostracism at his go-to bar — his friends wield a homophobic cudgel — is paired with Kenny Roger’s “Ruby,” a song about a disabled vet bemoaning his woman’s seeking out of an “intact” and healthy stranger’s embrace. During the end credits, T. Rex’s Marc Bolan, whose image on a poster plays a part in the narrative, sings what could be the film’s anthem by proxy, “Life Is Strange.” Beyond the particulars of the story and historical milieu, Dallas Buyers Club is another impressive feather in the Stetson for McConaughey, who plays that certain type of American hero so well — the tough-minded lone wolf bucking a faulty officialdom and fighting a good fight on ■ his/her own terms.

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Edited by Aly Comingore The following films are playing in Santa Barbara FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, THROUGH TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26. Descriptions followed by initials — DJP (D.J. Palladino), JW (Josef Woodard) — have been taken from our critics’ reviews, which can be read in full at independent.com. The symbol ✯ indicates the film is recommended. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

FIRST LOOKS The Best Man Holiday (129 mins.; R: language, sexual content, brief nudity) Reviewed on page 79. Fiesta 5

Dallas Buyers Club (117 mins.; R: pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity, drug use) Reviewed on page 79. Paseo Nuevo

(146 mins.; PG-13: intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, language)

Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are named targets of the Capitol after their victory at the 74th Hunger Games incites a rebellion. Arlington/Camino Real/Metro 4

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Kill Your Darlings (104 mins.; R: sexual

Delivery Man (103 mins.; PG-13: thematic

A 1944 murder unites three of the great writers of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), and William Burroughs (Ben Foster). Plaza de Oro

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An affable loser discovers that he’s fathered more than 500 children through anonymous sperm donations. He then must decide whether or not to come forward when a group of his kids files a lawsuit to reveal his identity. Camino Real/Paseo Nuevo

Frozen (108 mins.; PG: some action, mild rude humor)

Anna and Kristoff unite on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa and rescue their kingdom from an endless winter. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Tue., Nov. 26)

SCREENINGS The Bet (100 mins.; NR) The first feature created by Community Film Studio Santa Barbara tells the story of a wager made between a teenager and his grandfather over who will find love first. Sat., Nov. 23, 2 and 7pm, Plaza Playhouse Theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

In the House (105 mins.; R: sexual content, language)

Homefront (100 mins.; R: strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, brief sexuality)

A retired DEA agent moves his family to a small town, where he clashes with a local druglord. Fairview/Fiesta 5 (Opens Tue., Nov. 26)

A high school French teacher is drawn into one student’s story about his relationship with his friend’s family. Sun., Nov. 24, 4:30pm, Ojai Playhouse, 145 E. Ojai Ave.

Inside Llewyn Davis (105 mins.; R: language including some sexual references)

Joel and Ethan Coen co-write and direct this story about a young folk singer trying to make his way through the Greenwich

SAVING CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Tom Hanks brings believability and vulnerability to the title role in Captain Phillips. Village folk scene of 1961.

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Stories We Tell (108 mins.; PG-13: thematic elements involving sexuality, brief strong language, smoking)

Filmmaker Sarah Polley attempts to uncover the truth about her mother, her family, and herself in this documentary. (See more on page 65.) Mon., Nov. 25, 7:30pm, UCSB’s Campbell Hall

✯ This Is the End (107 mins.; R: teen drug and alcohol use, language, including some brief sexual references) Seth Rogen, as cowriter, star, and project maker, takes the Apatow formula to a logical endgame in a sometimes wickedly funny and sometimes creepy tale of selfabsorbed Hollywood bad boys faced with the arrival of the Biblical End Times. (JW) Fri. and Mon., Nov. 22 and 25, 10pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

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(109 mins.; R: pervasive language, including sexual references)

Five friends reunite to relive their most debaucherous pub crawl from 20 years prior. In the process, they become the lone hope for the survival of the human race. Director Edgar Wright’s finale to his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy sates our appetite for the satirical over-the-topness, while also providing a refreshing, saltier, and zanier end to this summer’s crop of decent rite-of-passage films. (JW) Fri. and Mon., Nov. 22 and 25, 7pm, Isla Vista Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

NOW SHOWING ✯ 12 Years a Slave (134 mins.; R: violence/ cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality)

Set in antebellum America, a free black man from New York is abducted and sold into slavery. This film is a coolly and beautifully crafted piece of work, given a special intensity through the lead performance of Chiwetel Ejiofor. (JW) Riviera About Time (123 mins.; R: language, some sexual content)

A 21-year-old man discovers he can time travel and change the outcome of his life. His first move: to get a girlfriend. Paseo Nuevo

✯ Captain Phillips (134 mins.; PG-13: sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, substance use)

Tom Hanks stars as real-life ship captain Richard Phillips, who was manning the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama when

it was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Hanks summons up a kind of modest mastery here, armed with believability and vulnerability in the lead role of the captain in crisis. (JW) Fairview/Plaza de Oro

✯ Ender’s Game (114 mins.; PG-13: some violence, sci-fi action, thematic material)

The International Military trains a young soldier to lead Earth’s army in a battle against aliens. This big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s famed novel has a wonderfully complicated plot, and it makes you think. It just doesn’t leave you feeling comforted about our future. (DJP) Camino Real/Metro 4

Free Birds (91 mins.; PG: some action/peril, rude humor)

Two turkeys from different neighborhoods travel back in time to try and get their species off America’s holiday menu. Fairview (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D)

✯ Gravity (90 mins.; PG-13: intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong language) A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) struggle to survive after an accident leaves them floating in space. Gravity is a beautifully realized, spare, yet genuinely spacious film, teeming with references to modern science and modern existential angst. (JW) Fairview (3-D)/Fiesta 5 (3-D)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (92 mins.; R: strong crude and sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity, brief drug use)

An 86-year-old man journeys across the United States with his 8-year-old grandson. Fairview/Fiesta 5 Last Vegas (105 mins.; PG-13: sexual content, language)

Three sixty-somethings travel to Vegas to throw their last remaining single friend a bachelor party. Playing only in the field of safe assumptions, this septuagenarian pub crawl hedges all its bets by never going near anything terrifying or outrageous. (DJP) Fairview/Fiesta 5

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) embarks on his most treacherous journey yet, which finds him reuniting with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and sacrificing himself for the greater good. This sequel wallows deeper in sci-fi fantasy realms, yet the net effect is kind of awesome. (DJP) Camino Real (2-D)/Fiesta 5 (2-D)/Metro 4 (2-D and 3-D)

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TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20): U.S. Confederate General Richard S. Ewell (1817-1872) sometimes experienced episodes in which he truly thought he was a bird. Princess Alexandria of Bavaria (1826-1875) believed that when she was young, she had eaten a glass piano. Then there was the Prussian military officer Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), who imagined he was pregnant with an elephant. Sad and funny and crazy, right? And yet it’s my understanding that all of us have fixed delusions. They are less bizarre than those I cited, but they can still be debilitating. What are yours, Taurus? Do you secretly believe that a certain turning point in your past scarred you forever? Are you incorrectly wracked with anger or guilt because of some event that may not have actually happened the way you remember it? Here’s the good news: Now is an excellent time to shed your fixed delusions.

could provide more nurturing and inspiration. Brainstorm about the possibility of deepening your connection. What practical actions could you take to boost your loved one’s fortunes?

thoughts-per-minute rate and influence you to take longer, deeper breaths and remember that relaxation is an art you can cultivate. And then you would be in righteous alignment with the cosmic rhythms.

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(June 21 - July 22): The Cancerian soprano Kirsten Flagstad was regarded as one of the great operatic singers of the 20th century. Critic Desmond Shawe-Taylor said that “No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone.” She specialized in the operas of German composer Richard Wagner, whose master work, The Ring of the Nibelung, takes 15 hours to perform. Flagstad was asked to name the single most important thing she needed in order to perform Wagner’s music with the excellence it demanded. Her answer: comfortable shoes. Regard that as good advice for your own life and work, Cancerian — both literally and metaphorically. It’s time to get really well-grounded.

(Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): You’re smarter than you think you are, and soon you will be even smarter. Previously inaccessible wisdom is seeping up from the depths of your subconscious mind, making its way to your conscious awareness. Your eyes are noticing more than they usually do. Your memory is working at peak levels. And your enhanced ability to entertain paradoxical ideas is giving you special insight into the nature of reality. What will you do with this influx of higher intelligence? I suggest you focus its full force on one of your knottiest problems.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Have you ever been in a social situation where you really didn’t care what anyone thought of you and therefore felt absolutely free to act on your inner promptings? When was the last time you lost all your inhibitions and self-consciousness while making love? Can you truly say that sometime recently you have been totally responsive to your festive impulses? If you have experienced any blockages in expressing this type of energy, now is a perfect moment to fix that. You have a date with robust, innocent self-expression.

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(May 21 - June 20): Philosopher Eckhart Tolle suggests that “there may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others.” For some of us, this numinous reflection comes from a special animal. Whatever is the case for you, Gemini, I urge you to devote extra time to your relationship with this creature in the next 14 days. Meditate on how you

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Norwegian public television is experimenting with a phenomenon called Slow TV. In one reality show, the main character built a fire with logs and kept it burning for 12 hours. In another program, patient viewers watched for five days as a cruise ship made its way along the Norwegian coast. A third show featured a woman knitting a sweater from start to finish. I wish you would get hooked on slow-motion activities like those, Virgo. Maybe it would help you lower your

Homework: Forget all you know about gratitude. Act as if it’s a new emotion you’re tuning into for the first time. Then let it rip.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): The Paris Review interviewed Mexican poet Octavio Paz. “Just how much revising do you do?” the interviewer asked. “I revise incessantly,” Paz replied. “Some critics say too much, and they may be right. But if there’s a danger in revising, there is much more danger in not revising. I believe in inspiration, but I also believe that we’ve got to help inspiration, restrain it, and even contradict it.” I bring this up, Scorpio, because I believe you are ripe for a phase of intense revision. Inspiration has visited you a lot lately, but now it will subside for a while so you can wrangle all your raw material into graceful, resilient, enduring shapes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Costa Rica will be closing its zoos in 2014. What will happen to the 400 or so animals that are housed there? They will have to be rehabilitated at animal rescue centers and then released into the wild. I suspect there will be a metaphorically similar process going on for you in the coming months, Sagittarius. Parts of your instinctual nature will, in a sense, be freed from captivity. You will need to find ways to retrain your animal intelligence how to function outside of the tame conditions it got used to.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Will fate kick your sweet ass sometime soon? Quite possibly. You may be compelled to face up to the consequences of your unloving actions or unconscious decisions. I’m pleased to tell you, however, that you might be able to dramatically minimize or even neutralize the butt-thumping. How? Go over the events of the last 11 months, and identify times when you weren’t your very best self or didn’t live up to your highest ideals. Then perform rituals of atonement. Express your desire to correct wrong turns. Give gifts that will heal damaged dynamics.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Bill Withers became a big star in the 1970s with hits like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean on Me.” But he hasn’t recorded a new album since 1985, nor has he toured. What happened? In Still Bill, the documentary film about his life, Withers says,“I watch other people show off and I say, man, I used to want to show off. If I could just get, you know, moved to. I need a little injection in my showin’ off gland.” I wish you could get an injection like that, too, Aquarius. I’d like to see you show off more. Not in a contrived, over-the-top, Lady Gaga–esque way. Rather, the purpose would be to get more aggressive in showing people who you are and what you can do. I want your talents and assets to be better known.

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20): I have a feeling that your value will be rising in the coming weeks. An attractive person you thought was out of your league may express curiosity about you. You could get an offer to do an interesting job or task that you had previously considered unavailable. I bet your reputation will be growing, mostly for the better. Who knows? If you put a half-eaten piece of your toast for sale on eBay, it might sell for as much as if it were Justin Timberlake’s toast. Here’s the upshot: You should have confidence in your power to attract bigger rewards and more appreciation.

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PACIFIC CREPES 705 Anacapa St. 882‑ 1123.OPEN Tues‑Fri 10a‑3p & 5:30p‑ 9p, Sat 9a‑9p, Sun 9a‑3p From the flags of Bretagne & France to the “Au revoir, a bientot”; experi‑ ence an authentic French creperie. Delicious crepes, salads & soups for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tasty Crepe Suzette or crepe flambee desserts. Specials incl. starter, entree & dessert. Homemade with the best fresh prod‑ ucts. Relax, enjoy the ambience, the food & parler francais! Bon Appetit! pacificcrepe.com

PIERRE LAFOND Wine Bistro 516 State Street 962‑1455 $$ Open Every Day M‑F 11a‑9p Sat/ Sun 9a‑ 10p Brunch Sat/Sun 9a‑3p Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. A local favorite since 1993. California cui‑ sine showcasing the best local prod‑ ucts. Steamed Mussels, Flatbreads, Grilled Duck Breast, Vegetarian dishes, Sherry Wine cake, Wines from around the world. Happy Hour Mon‑Sat 4:30‑6:30. Sidewalk patio. www.pierrelafond.com

Chinese American BEACHBREAK CAFE, 324 State St, 962‑2889. $ Open 7a‑2:30p 7 days a week. Covered outdoor patio on State. Great Breakfast & Lunch.

Bistro/Cafe JACK’S BISTRO & “FAMOUS BAGELS” 53 South Milpas (In Trader Joe’s Plaza) 564‑4331; 5050 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria 566‑1558. $ Extensive menu, beer & wine, on site catering ‑ Call Justen Alfama 805‑566‑1558 x4 Voted BEST BAGELS 16 years in a row! www.bagelnet.com

Cajun/Creole THE PALACE Grill, 8 E. Cota St., 963‑ 5000. $$$. Open 7 days, Lunch 11:30a‑ 3p, Dinner 5:30p, V MC AE. Contemporary American grill w/ a lively, high‑energy atmosphere & fun, spon‑ taneous events. Featuring fine grilled steaks, fresh seafood, delicious pastas, select American Regional specialties, like Blackened Crawfish‑ stuffed Filet Mignon, Louisiana Bread Pudding Souffle. Cajun Martinis, unique beers & well selected wine list. Lunch starts early enough for a late breakfast & ends late enough for an early supper. Voted “Best Team Service” since 1988. Rave reviews in Gourmet Magazine, Gault‑Millau Travel Guide, Zagat & Sunset Magazine.

YEN CHING 2840 De La Vina St. 682‑ 7191 7 days/wk M‑Sun 11a‑9p, ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet: Lunch M‑F 11‑2 Sat & Sun Lunch 11‑2:30, Dinner Buffet 5:10‑8:30 incl all you can eat steak, shrimp & crab legs‑ Discounts for kids. Owner /Chef Joe Tzeng‑ Master Chef 25+yrs serving traditional Mandarin & Szechuan delicacies. All day take out‑ FREE delivery after 5pm

Coffee Houses SB COFFEE Roasting Company 321 Motor Way SB 962‑5213– NOW WITH FREE WI‑FI! Santa Barbara’s premiere coffee roasting company since 1989. Come in for the freshest most deli‑ cious cup of coffee ever and watch us roast the best coffee in town at our historic Old Town location ‑ Corner of State & Gutierrez. Gift baskets, mail order & corporate gifts avail. sbcoffee.com.

Ethiopian AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN CUISINE Featured at Petit Valentien Restaurant 1114 State St. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open Sat‑Sun Lunch ONLY 11am‑2:30pm. Serkaddis Alemu offers in ever chang‑ ing menu with choices of vegitarian, vegan, and meat options. Catering Avaliable for parties of up to 40 people.

PETIT VALENTIEN, 1114 STATE ST. #14, 805‑966‑0222. Open M‑F 11:30‑ 3pm (lunch). M‑Sat 5pm‑Close (din‑ ner). Sun $24 four course prefix dinner. In La Arcada Plaza, Chef Robert Dixon presents classic French comfort food at affordable cost in this cozy gem of a restaurant. Petit Valentien offers a wide array of meat and seafood entrees along with extensive small plates and a wine list specializing in amazing quality at arguably the best price in town. A warm romantic atmo‑ sphere makes the perfect date spot. Comfortable locale for dinner parties, or even just a relaxing glass of wine. Reservations are recommended.

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RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & Bistro, 3315 State St. in Loreto Plaza, 569‑2400 & 1324 State St. Ste N 892‑2800 $$ M ‑ Sat 7‑ 5, Sun 7‑3 & M‑Sun 7‑ 3 Wide selection of wholesome French pastries. Breakfast & lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches & salads representing Renaud’s favor‑ ites. Our Brewed coffees & teas are proudly 100% Organic.

Indian FLAVOR OF INDIA 3026 State 682‑ 6561 $$ www.flavorofindiasb.com VOTED BEST 17yrs. Finest, most authentic Indian cuisine is affordable too! All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 M‑S dinner combos $9.95+ Specials: Tandoori‑ Mixed or Fish, Chicken Tikka Masala, Shrimp Bhuna. Also: meat, curries & vegetarian.Wine & Beer. Take out. 20yrs of Excellence! INDIA HOUSE, 418 State St. Next to 99 Cent Store 805.962.5070. 7 days 11:30a‑ 3:30p ALL YOU CAN EAT Lunch Buffet $8.95. Dinner 5p‑9p. Tandori & North Indian Muglai spe‑ cialties. World Class Indian Chefs at your service! Traditional floor seating. Indian & Draft Beers, Local Wines. www.indiahouseusa.com NAAN STOP ‑ Popular, Casual Dinining, Indian Restaurant w/ Boba drinks, chicken tikka masala, saag tofu, naan bread, and all other favorites! 966 Embarcadero del Mar 685‑4715.

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DARGAN’S IRISH Pub & Restaurant, 18 E. Ortega St. (next to lot 10) SB, 568‑0702. $$. Open 7 days 11:30a‑ Close (Food ‘til 10p, 11p on Sat/Sun). AE MC V Disc. Authentic Irish food & atmosphere in downtown SB. Specialties from Ireland include Seafood & Meat dishes. Informal, relaxed pub‑style atmosphere. Live music Thursday nights. Children welcome. Avail. for private parties. Pool & Darts.

Italian ALDO’S ITALIAN Restaurant 1031 State St. 963‑6687. $$ Open 7 days. Lunch & Dinner. V MC AE DC DV. Local SB favorite for over 25 years offers fast, friendly service in the heart of downtown. Dine outdoors in our heated courtyard. Enjoy new homestyle cui‑ sine like Chicken Parmigiana or Fresh Fish specials in a comfortable, roman‑ tic atmosphere. Vegan & Gluten‑ Free Pasta and Salad Options available. Wine & Beer. Full menu at: www.sbaldos.com

Japanese KYOTO, 3232 State St, 687‑1252.$$. Open 7days M‑F 11:30a‑2p; Sat Noon‑ 2:30p Lunch; Sun‑Thur 5‑10p Dinner, Fri‑Sat 5p‑10:30p.Complete Sushi Bar. Steak & Seafood Specials! Sashimi, Teriyaki, original Japanese appetizers & Combination Boat Dinner. SB’s only TATAMI Rooms reservations suggested. Beer, Wine & Sake.Take Out. Birthday customers get FREE tempura ice cream & photo on our website! KyotoSB.com

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PALAPA 4123 State 683‑3074 $$ Sat/ Sun Open 7a. M‑F 8:30a‑9p. Seafood enchiladas, ceviche, salads, tamales, chile rellenos. A mini vacation in Baja! Smoking deck.Lots of heated patios. Refrescos, flan, black beans, green rice, Mexican organic coffee.Cervesa y Vino. Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner daily. Live Mariachi music Fri’s 6p. Gift certificates.Private parties & catering. Nos vemos!

HOLDREN’S 512 State St. 965‑3363 Lunch & Dinner Daily. Featuring $20 Prime Rib Wednesdays‑ USDA 12 oz Prime MidWestern corn‑fed beef char‑ broiled over mesquite; or try from our selections of the freshest seafood. We offer extensive wine & martini lists & look forward to making your dining experience superb! Reservations avail.

Natural NATURAL CAFE, 508 State St., 5 blocks from beach. 962‑9494 Goleta‑ 5892 Hollister 692‑2363. 361 Hitchcock Way 563‑1163 $. Open for lunch & din‑ ner 7 days. A local favorite for dinner. Voted “Best Lunch in Santa Barbara” “Best Health Food Restaurant” “Best Veggie Burger” “Best Sidewalk Cafe Patio” “Best Fish Taco” all in the Independent Reader’s Poll. Daily Specials, Char‑Broiled Chicken, Fresh Fish, Homemade Soups, Hearty Salads, Healthy Sandwiches, Juice Bar, Microbrews, Local Wines, and the Best Patio on State St. 9 loca‑ tions serving the Central Coast. www.thenaturalcafe.com SOJOURNER CAFÉ, 134 E. Canon Perdido 965‑7922. Open 11‑11 Th‑Sat; 11a‑10:30p Sun‑Wed. SB’s natural foods landmark since 1978 Daily soups & chef’s specials, hearty stews, fresh local fish, organic chicken dishes,salads & sandwiches & award winning dessert . Espresso bar, beer, wine, smoothies, shakes & fresh juices sojournercafe.com

RODNEY’S Grill, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard at The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort 805‑564‑ 4333. Serving 5pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday. Rodney’s Grill Menu is Fresh and New. Featuring all natural hormone‑free beef and fresh seafood, appetizers, and incredible desserts. The place to enjoy dinner with family and friends by the beach. Private Dining Room for 30. Full cock‑ tail bar with specialty cocktails. Wine cellar with Santa Barbara County & California best vintages by‑the‑glass www.rodneyssteakhouse.com

Thai BANGKOK PALACE 2829 De la Vina St. 687‑1828 $$ Open M‑F 11a‑9p Sat 5‑9p Fine Thai Cuisine in an intimate authentic setting. $15min.+ $3 fee for deliveries. Beer/Wine/Sake.AX/Disc/ VC/ MC.WI‑FI www.BangkokPalace.co YOUR PLACE Restaurant, 22 N. Milpas St., 966‑5151, 965‑9397. $$. Open Mon 4‑9:45pm Tues‑Thurs & Sun 11:30a‑9:45p, Fri/Sat 11:30a‑10:30p. V MC AE. Your Place ‑ The One & Only. Voted “BEST THAI FOOD” for 26 years by Independent and The Weekly read‑ ers, making us a Living Legend! Lunch & dinner specials daily. Fresh sea‑ food & tasty vegetarian dishes. Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide selected us as the Best Thai Restaurant for excep‑ tional dining reflected by food quality, service & ambiance.

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SPENCER’S LIMOUSINE & Tours, 884‑ 9700 Thank You SB, Voted BEST 18yrs! Specializing in wine tours of all Central Cal Wineries. Gourmet picnic lunch or fine restau‑ rants avail TCP16297 805‑884‑9700 www.spencerslimo.com

RENEGADE WINES: 417 Santa Barbara St. Ste A‑6, 805‑568‑1961. Tues‑Fri 11a‑6p, Sat. 12‑6p. Sun‑Mon by appointment. SB’s oldest wine shop, over 23 years same loca‑ tion. We are Santa Barbara’s pre‑ mier wine retailer, offering a wide variety of local and imported wines. Our diverse assortment of wine comes from the world’s finest vine‑ yards with prices starting around $9. View our full inventory @ www. renegadewines.com. We store your

wine. 3000sq feet of temp. controlled wine lockers; 8 case lockers‑300 case rooms. Off‑street parking. 2 blocks from State St. (2nd driveway @ 126 E. Haley) Monthly tastings & pri‑ vate tastings available. We ship wine. Keep in touch: Facebook, Google+, Twitter

Wineries/Tasting Rooms BABCOCK WINERY & VINEYARDS. 5175 HWY 246 Sta. Rita Hills. 805‑736‑ 1455 Open 10:30‑5 p.m. daily. For 30 years Bryan Babcock has been honing his craft. Venture into beautiful wine country and savor his extraordinary collection of high‑ ly expressive single‑vineyard Pinot Noirs rarely offered outside of the winery. Sample highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris. Cabernet and Syrah sourced from warmer SB Co. locales are voluptuous. Taste wine and shop for eclectic gifts in a newly reno‑ vated, vintage inspired atmosphere. www.babcockwinery.com SANTA BARBARA Winery, 202 Anacapa St. 963‑3633. Open Sun‑ Thurs 10a‑6p & Fri‑Sat 10a ‑ 7p, small charge for extensive tasting list. 2 blocks from both State St & the beach. This venerable winery is the county’s oldest‑ est.1962, and offers many internationally acclaimed wines from their Lafond Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Try some of Winemaker Bruce McGuire’s small production bottling.www.sbwinery.com

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+++++++++++++++ GOLETA GORDITA: Taco Bell is hoping to open a new location on an undeveloped parcel of land near Best Buy in Goleta.

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rea media including Lyz Hoffman with The Santa Barbara Independent are reporting that the Design Review Board of Goleta has been listening to a proposal from Taco Bell to open a restaurant in the University Plaza Shopping Center (behind Best Buy), at the corner of Hollister Avenue and Pacific Oaks Road. The eatery would include indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-through. Thanks to reader Cris for the tip.

an expanded customer base, and we look forward to offering neighboring communities a rewarding new food-shopping experience.” Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, and grandopening activities will include chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store, and drawings for The Fresh Market gift cards. A sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee and a reusable shopping bag will be free to the first 1,000 customers.

WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN’: Reader Harriet tells me

RESTAURANT CLOSINGS: Here is a list of area restaurants that have closed in the last year:

that a business named the Lovin’ Spoonful is coming to the Mesa Shopping Center, next to Super Cuca’s. Reader Preston says Lovin’ Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Café will be opening at  Trigo Road, Isla Vista, in the former home of Café Int’L, which closed last month. OLIO CRUDO BAR: Earlier this year at the Taste of

the Nation culinary event in Montecito, I spoke with Elaine Morello, co-owner of Olio e Limone Ristorante and Olio Pizzeria at  West Victoria Street. She told me that Olio was planning to open a bar next door to their existing eateries. Reader Harriet says there is now a sign for Olio Crudo Bar at  West Victoria Street, Suite  (in the old Herbal Spirit storefront), with a message that indicates the business will open this winter. For more information, visit oliocrudobar.com. KEN BOXER LIVE: Area television talk-show host

Ken Boxer, who also owns and operates Palazzio ( State St.), will be interviewing The Restaurant Guy on Thursday, November 21, 10 p.m. on channel TVSB-. Additional airtimes include Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 3:30 p.m., Monday 9 a.m., and Tuesday 10:30 a.m. The interview will also be available online at kenboxerlive.com. FRESH MARKET UPDATE: In May 2012, I broke the news that The Fresh Market will be coming to  North Milpas Street, the former home of Scolari’s. (A similarly named store, Fresh & Easy Market, opened on Milpas in June 2012.) It has now been officially announced that Fresh Market will open in December. “We are excited to open our new store in Santa Barbara and to expand our reach in California,” said Craig Carlock, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to introducing The Fresh Market’s concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service, MORE and a unique atmosphere to FOOD

November 2013: Las Palmeras,  E. Haley St.; Rudy’s,  Calle Real, Goleta (now Paloma Restaurant and Tequila Bar).  October 2013: Cafe Int’L,  Trigo Rd, Isla Vista; Javan’s,  Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista; Maggie’s,  State St.; Takenoya,  Calle Real, Goleta.  September 2013: Anchor Woodfire Kitchen,  State St.; Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream,  Paseo Nuevo; Greek House Café,  W. Haley St. (now Magic Pita Café); Italia Pizza & Pasta,  N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; Pacific Coast Café,  Via Real, Carpinteria; Quizno’s,  State St.; Sakura Express, -C State St. (now Sushi Tyme); Spice Avenue,  State St. (now Tamira).  August 2013: Elephant Bar & Restaurant,  Firestone Rd., Goleta; Pastavino,  Marketplace Dr., Goleta (now Smoke ‘N Barrel BBQ Shack).  July 2013: Cinco Estrellas,  N. Milpas St.; Mediterra Café & Market,  Hollister Ave., Goleta.  June 2013: New China,  Hollister Ave., Goleta (now Tapatia #).  May 2013: none  April 2013: Coast Restaurant & Bar,  W. Carrillo St. (now Finch & Fork); Pasta House,  Pardall Rd., Isla Vista.  March 2013: none  February 2013: La Carreta Mexican Seafood,  Storke Rd., Goleta.  January 2013: Los Gallos,  De la Vina St.; Meat n’ Potatoes,  Hollister Ave., Goleta (now The Bourbon Room); O Street Truck (mobile); Road Dogs (mobile); The New Black BBQ (mobile).  December 2012: Little Cantina,  E. Cota St. (now American Ale); Open Cup,  State St. (now McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams); Sizzler Restaurant,  Hollister Ave., Goleta; Whodelicious,  State St.  November 2012: none 

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Legals ABC Permit NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of filing application: Oct 12 2013. To Whom it May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: BALLEE LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 38 W Victoria St Ste 109 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 for the following type of License: 41‑ ON‑SALE BEER AND WINE‑EATING PLACE and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1000 South Hill Road Ste 310 Ventura, CA 93003. (805) 289‑0100. Published. Oct 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FBN Abandonment STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Informaco at 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 25, 2010. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2010‑0003238. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Donald J Cobb 316 Stevens Rd Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Hostel Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel, Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel Hotel, SB Tourist Hotel at 134 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Oct 24, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑0001849. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Lo‑Cost Lodging, Inc. (same address) This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. Published Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: Art & Soul of Santa Barbara at 1221 State Street #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Mar 14, 2013. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2013‑ 0000839. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Krista Jean Willhite 4136 Via Andorra #B Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Published Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2 013.

Fictitious Business Name Statement FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Gordon And Grant Hot Tubs And Spas at 628 East Haley Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Gordon And Grant Redwood Tanks, Inc. 423 North Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, 93103 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Gary Gordon This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luperello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002974. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wonderful Wine Co at 35 Industrial Way Buellton, CA 93427; BWSC, LLC 795 Folsom Street, 1st Floor San Francisco, CA 94107 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnership Signed: Alexander Oxman This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0002887. Published: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: 805 Cellular 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003412. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Ashley’s Dollar & Up at 216 N. Milpas Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003414. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Blue Moon Creations at 820 W Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; LeeAnn Sarah Mooney (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: LeeAnn S Mooney This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003374. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: East of Eden Supply, Goodland Supply, EOE Supply, Good Land Supply at 7396 Freeman Pl. #B Goleta, CA 93117; Save Our Skin, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Caren Paulson, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003164. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Van Wickle Chiropractic at 306 East Cota Street Suite A Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jacob Van Wickle 6176 Stow Canyon Road Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jacob Van Wickle This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003406. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Oldtown Cellular at 5730 Hollister Ave. #6 Goleta, CA 93117; Ashley’s Money Services Inc 1434 San Andres Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Edgar E. Hernandez This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003413. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Cliff Room Cocktails at 1828 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Milhouse Productions, LLC 114 E. Haley St. Suite O Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: John Bennett, Managing Member This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003151. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Your Best Self Consulting at 1515 Lingate Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Jennifer Elizabeth Stierwalt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer E. Stierwalt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003244. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: El Patio Gardens Senior Section at 4011 Via Lucero Santa Barbara, CA 93110; William L Wagner Sr 1026‑D Senda Verde Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership Signed: William L. Wagner Sr This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003422. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Bike Peddler at 442 Ellwood Beach Drive #13 Goleta, CA 93117; Layton Paul Reneer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Layton Reneer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003179. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Montecito Photo & Design at 841 Chelham Way Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Heidi Bergseteren (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Heidi Bergseteren This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 08, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003421. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Protect the Vandenberg monkeyflower as Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat On October 29, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to protect the Vandenberg monkeyflower as endangered and a proposal to designate approximately 5,785 acres of critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act. The Vandenberg monkeyflower is a small annual herb with one to several yellow flowers on purple-tinted stems. The plant is only known to occur at nine locations on Burton Mesa, a distinct geographic region located in western Santa Barbara County. Of the approximately 5,785 acres proposed for critical habitat that are essential to the conservation of the species, 4,674 acres are on state lands within the Burton Mesa Ecological Reserve and La Purisima Mission State Historical Park that account for 84 percent of the area proposed. The remaining areas proposed for critical habitat consist of 796 acres on private lands, 38 acres on local agency lands, and 277 acres on Federal Department of Justice lands at the Lompoc Penitentiary. The primary threat to Vandenberg monkeyflower and its habitat is the continued invasion of nonnative plant species, which are occurring within or adjacent to all locations where the species is found. Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted through December 30, 2013. Comments may be submitted electronically at the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www. regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket Numbers FWS–R8–ES–2013–0078 and FWS–R8–ES–2013–0049. Comments can also be sent by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–R8–ES–20130078 and FWS–R8–ES–2013–0049; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM, Arlington, VA 22203. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing by December 13, 2013, to the Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. The Service is preparing a draft economic analysis of the proposed critical habitat that will be made available for public review and comment at a later date.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Custom Events For You at 1908 El Camino De La Luz Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Donya Victoriana Diamond (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Donya Diamond This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003149. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Andrea Veronica Incorporated, AVI Events at 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Veronica Carson 5555 Harlod Way #305 Hollywood, CA 90028; Andrea McGee 2510 1/2 De La Vina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Andrea McGee This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003153. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Frame at 901 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Elaine Esbeck 135 Morada Ln Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Elaine M. Esbeck This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 16, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003160. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following Fictitious Business Name is being abandoned: California Hobbies at 5118 Holister Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111 The original statement for use of this Fictitious Business Name was filed Sep 29, 2009. in the County of Santa Barbara. Original file no. 2009‑ 0003128. The person(s) or entities abandoning use of this name are as follows: Elizabeth Ruckle 109 W. Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013 I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office, Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Nakali Esthetics at 5085 San Bernardo Place Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Natalie Taylor (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003059. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Real Time Staffing Services, Inc, Select Trucking Services, Inc, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Inc, Westaff (USA) Inc, Remedy Temporary Services, Inc at 3820 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Koosharem LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0002968. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Amora Heart For Humanity at 519 W Quarantina Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Benicia Grace 5815 La Goleta Road Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Benicia Grace This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Sep 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003010. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Fresh Coat Location #91285 at 5142 Hollister St., Suite 123 Santa Barbara, CA 93111; M.­ J. Painters, Inc (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Justin Engelbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 17, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003185. Published: Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Full Spectrum Recovery & Counseling at 601 E Arrellaga Suite 102 Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Leonard Van Nostrand 7420 San Bergamo Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Adult Entertainment Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office Curious About Men? Talk Discreetly of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, with men like you! County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Try FREE! Call 1‑888‑779‑2789 www.­ Number: 2013‑ 0003156. Published: Oct guyspy.com (AAN CAN) 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: International Realty of Santa Barbara, Keys International Realty, Santa Barbara International Realty at 811 Romero Canyon Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108; Albert Louis J Keys (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Albert Louis Keys This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003212. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Star Nails at 5801 Calle Real Suite F Goleta, CA 93117; Thao Nguyen 5155 Tabano Way Santa Barbara, CA 93111 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Thao Nguyen This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 28, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003088. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Art & Soul of Santa Barbara at 1221 State St. #7 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; David Shane Dresbach 4136 Via Andorra #B Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dave Dresbach This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003216. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Funk Hostel Santa Barbara Tourist Hostel, Hostel Santa Barbara, SB Hostel, Santa Barbara Hostel, SB Tourist Hostel at 134 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; The Funk Youth Hostel, LLC 315 W. Haley Street Suite 101 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Jared Filippone This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003261. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Amy’s Edits at 7386 Calle Real #17 Goleta, CA 93117; Amy M Smith (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Amy M. Smith This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003233. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: David Thomas & Associates at 55 Hitchcock Way Suite 107 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; David Thomas & Associates 4310 Via Esperanza Santa Barbara, CA 93110 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: David C. Thomas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 15, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003143. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Club West, Club West Track & Field, Club West’s Montecito Youth Track & Field, Montecito Youth Track & Field Club, Club West Junior High Schools Cross Country Championships, Club West Youth Track, Club West’s Santa Barbara Pole Vault Club, Santa Barbara Club, Club West Masters Track & Field, Club West Youth Track & Field, Club West’s Santa Barbara Youth Track & Field Club, Santa Barbara Youth Track & Field Club at 937 Arcady Road Montecito, CA 93108; Club West, Inc PO Box 5730 Santa Barbara, CA 93150 This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Beverley E. Lewis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003275. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Solutions Janitorial at 5061 San Julio Ave. Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Roxana Petty (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Roxana Petty This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 28, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003284. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tamsen Gallery at 3888 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Frank L Tobe 3463 State Street #602 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Frank L. Tobe This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003239. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paving Stone People, Santa Barbara’s Paving Stone People at 129 Santa Ynez Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Santa Barbara’s Paving Stone People, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lorna Applefield, Secy/Treas This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003248. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Julia McHugh Public Relations at 3805 Center Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Julia Elizabeth Orlosky (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Julia Orlosky This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 09, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003083. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Milpas Chiropractic at 811 E Mason Street Santa Barbara, CA 93103; Luis R Diaz (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Luis R Diaz This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑0003273. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: La Tapatia #3 at 5764 Hollister Ave. Goleta, 93117; Isabel J Vela 2636 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Isabel J. Vela This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003234. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: California Hobbies at 5118 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Ken Chalfant 185 Lassen Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Pauline Chalfant (same address) This business is conducted by a Married Couple Signed: Ken Chalfant This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003204. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Unneth at 211 West Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Geoffrey Austin Glenister (same address) Jonathan Takashi Quan (same address) This business is conducted by a General Partnership Signed: Jonathan Quan This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 21, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003206. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hardey Wankum Team at 3868 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Gordon Williams Hardey 2222 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Gordon Williams Hardey This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 22, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003228. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

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World Class Customer Service to customers of the Bank while supporting the staffing needs of our all our Branches. Successful candidate must be able to support any branch as needed and provide own reliable transportation. High School diploma or GED required. One year of previous teller experience, including teller cash handling and drawer balancing, is also required.

Immediate opening for an experienced Customer Service Representative to provide World Customer Service to support the Bank’s La Cumbre Branch. Successful $9 – Class $15.00/hr. candidate must have High School diploma or GED, along with a minimum of one Base pay & bonuses year previous cash handling experience in a high volume environment. In person customer service and banking experience preferred. 16-40 hrs/wk

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Montecito Bank & Trust, a premier performing, privately-owned, community bank, serving the tri-county area for more than 38 years, is seeking motivated and qualified individuals to lead and manage the Goleta Branch, as well as support the Banking Services Department and Community Banking Branches.

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employment of complex enterprise projects or address future concepts, products or technologies. Reqs: Proven knowledge of technical architecture approaches, concepts and components such as SaaS (software as a service), SOA (service oriented architecture), n‑tier architectures, current and emerging frameworks, enabling middleware such as service buses, abstraction layers/ approaches, identity (authentication/ authorization) enablers as well as proven hands‑on experience implementing complex systems and leading implementation teams. Minimum BA/BS preferably in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field. Strong presentation skills. Note: Fingerprinting required. $81,700 ‑ $110,000/yr. For primary consideration apply by 11/26/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20130527

OPERATIONAL DATA STORE ADMINISTRA­TOR

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE Responsible for the setup, administration and on‑going performance management of the development, test and production instances of the complex, mission critical Administrative Services Operational Data Store (ODS) databases that serve the administrative and financial needs of UCSB. Responsible for researching and recommending technology infusions which will lead Administrative Services technology and business processes into an efficient future. Reqs: Must have detailed knowledge of MS SQL Server and database engines including physical and logical database design and support, security, long range version upgrade planning, installation, configuration, backup and recovery, tuning, availability techniques, and implementation of stored procedures, triggers, and functions as necessary. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently or as part of a team. Note: Fingerprinting required. $71,100 ‑ $90,000/yr. For primary consideration apply by 11/26/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https://Jobs. ucsb.edu Job #20130528

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TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Oversees the Career Development, Employer Relations, and Alumni Relations programs. Provides vision, strategic planning, direction and leadership for a program focused on the professional development of graduate students leading to careers both within and outside of academia. Conducts independent research and engages with staff and faculty to establish priorities, set goals, and develop program best practices for graduate student professional development services. Oversees budgets and resources, sets the strategic direction, and develops, trains, motivates unit staff involved. As part of the Senior Management Team provides strategic planning, direction and leadership for TMP’s graduate degree programs and assists in running the day to day operations of the graduate degree program. Reqs: Master’s degree in a technical or management field or

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equivalent combination of education and work experience. Strong supervisory and leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and previous academic program administration experience and/or related industry experience. Notes: Fingerprinting required. $75,000 ‑ $90,000/yr. Based on education and experience. For primary consideration apply by 11/19/13 thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.­ucsb.edu Job #20130513

COMMUNICATION­S/ DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

COLLEGE OF CREATIVE STUDIES Plays an integral part within a small and dedicated team, providing essential analytical and administrative support to the CCS Deans as well as the Director of Development in order to ensure the effective and accurate dissemination of information about the College. Provides assistance with fundraising operations. Conducts research and analysis of donor, prospect and gift data. Assists with planning donor and other College events. Engages in conceptualizing, planning and implementing of promotions and media relations using the web, social media, press, newsletters, events, etc. Provides administrative, financial and analytical support to the Director and Deans. Maintains departmental website, including restructuring and redesigning when necessary. Reqs: Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communications skills. Familiarity with website management and website architecture. Previous experience with databases and data analysis. Note: Fingerprinting required. $19.60/hr. For primary consideration apply by 11/18/13, thereafter open until filled. Job #20130507

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FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Leads, supervises and oversees Facilities Management Information Technology (FM IT). Provides direct technical, analytical and administrative support to the Director of Administrative & Residential Information Technology (ARIT) as it relates to all FM IT activities. Serves as Project Manager for capital expenditure FM IT initiatives and oversees a wide range of activities in support of FM operations and planning for the Directors of Facilities Management (Design, Construction, and Physical Facilities). Reqs: Bachelor’s in computer science or related field and at least five years of experience in technical operations management and/ or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience managing an annual IT departmental budget, including personnel, project, and Supplies and Materials expenses. Notes: Fingerprinting required. Maintain a valid CA driver’s license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull‑Notice Program. $71,100 ‑ $96,700/yr. For primary consideration apply by 11/25/13, thereafter open until filled. AA/EOE Apply online at https:// Jobs.­ucsb.edu Job #20130523

Social Services PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS needed at Nuvelles Developmental Services Hollister Day Program. We seek creative, energetic applicants to work w/individuals with developmental disabilities. Duties include leading activities such as arts & crafts and games, leading community outings & providing personal care assistance. If you want a position which will make a difference in the lives of others, this is the job for you. What we offer: M‑F day shift, paid training, CPR cert., health ins. Apply in person at Novelles Developmental Services, 7300 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 93117. Please call 805‑ 968‑5360 for more info. Fax resumes to 805‑968‑8008.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Lovin’ Oven Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe at 6578 Trigo Road, Suite # A Isla Vista, CA 93117; Kenny Nasser (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Kenny Nasser This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003259. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Crystal Chiropractic at 310 Pine Avenue, Suite B Goleta, 93117; Crystal Ann Galvan 464 Vereda Del Ciervo Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dr. Crystal Galvan, DC This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003306. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: R&R Motorworks at 336 S. Fairview Avenue Street #A Goleta, CA 93117; Nancy E. Gold 1037 Cambridge Drive Goleta, CA 93117 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Ralph Gold This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 24, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzales. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003249. Published: Oct 31. Nov 7, 14, 21 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Rock Rose Provisions at 2315 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109; Lucas Ryden (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Lucas Ryden This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 04, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003344. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Fireline Factors Consulting at 3905 State Street #7‑160 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Bradley Mayhew (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bradley Mayhew This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Danielle Gomez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003327. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: The Twisted Twig at 2315 Chapala Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Jennifer Nally (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer Nally This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003298. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pretty Fetes at 235 Nogal Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93110; Shannon Neels (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Shannon Neels This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 25, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003270. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Blue Tavern at 119 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Big Red Wagon, LLC 22035 Saddle Peak Road Topanga, CA 90290 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Sean Comer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003308. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Hgrosse Woodsmiths at 714 Gayley Walk Apt 103 Goleta, CA 93117; Hunter Grosse (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Hunter Grosse This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Gabriel Cabello. FBN Number: 2013‑0003296. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Simply Redesigned, Home Staging & Design at 1127 North Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111; Karin Ucer (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Karin Ucer This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 31, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003330. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Dragonfly Design at 2124 Holly Lane Solvang, CA 93463; Diana Boland Burt (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Diana Burt This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003318. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mizuba Tea Company at 1209 Bel Air Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Mizuba Corporation (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Lauren Danson This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003316. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: National Commercial Realty at 735 State Street, Suite 104 Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena 380 Woodley Road Santa Barbara, CA 93108 This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Jennifer Lynn Stokes‑Pena This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 01, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003341. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Adelina Bello Cleaning at 82 Mallard Avenue Goleta, CA 93117; Adelina S. Bello (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Adelina S. Bello This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. FBN Number: 2013‑0003300. Published: Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: DMH Properties 336 North Calle Cesar Chavez Santa Barbara, CA 93103; DMH Properties Inc (Same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 05, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003363. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Montecito Watergardens, Santa Barbara Watergarden Care, Santa Barbara Watergardens at 1623 Mountain Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Dean Cornell (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Dean Cornell This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 29, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003294. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Watershed Environmental, Inc. at 3324 State Street, Suite B Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Watershed Environmental, Inc. (same address) This business is conducted by a Corporation Signed: Mark de la Garza, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 23, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector Gonzalez. FBN Number: 2013‑ 0003245. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Consumer Alerts, Neighborhood Alert, Sexual Predator Protection, Family Safety Alert, Protect Your Family, KLS, Sex Offender Alerts at 3905 State Street, Suite 7‑228 Santa Barbara, CA 93105; Scalable Commerce, LLC (same address) This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company Signed: Sven Klein, Manager This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Oct 30, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003320. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: Interiorspace at 310 East Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Bonnie Bache (same address) This business is conducted by a Individual Signed: Bonnie Bache This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on Nov 07, 2013. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. FBN Number: 2013‑0003403. Published: Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

Name Change IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF NADINE GROSSO and RONALD GROSSO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438238 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: JAYDEN MAERIE ROBINSON TO: JAYDEN MAERIE GROSSO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 4, 2013 9:­ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 4, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BROOKE SHAWN COBURN ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1416734 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: BROOKE SHAWN COBURN TO: BROOKE SHAWN EBNER THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 4, 2013 9:­ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Oct 25, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 7, 14, 21, 27 2013. IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF DAVID LEE FRETZ ASCH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NUMBER: 1438202 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: A petition has been filed by the above named Petitioner(s) in Santa Barbara Superior court proposing a change of name(s) FROM and TO the following name(s): FROM: DAVID LEE FRETZ ASCH TO: DAVID LEE FRETZ THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted.

NOTICE OF HEARING Dec 18, 2013 9:­ 30am, Dept 6, 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Independent, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition. Dated Nov 8, 2013. by Terri Chavez; Deputy Clerk for James E. Herman, Judge of the Superior Court. Published. Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

Summons SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): MOLLY C JOHNSON AKA MOLLY JOHNSON; DOES 1 to 10 Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DISCOVER BANK NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff a letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.­ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1418545 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Superior Court of California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara 1100 Anacapa St., 2nd Floor Santa Barbara , CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Winn Law Group, A Professional Corporation, The Chapman Building 110 E Wilshire Ave Ste 212 Fullerton, CA 92832; (714) 446‑6686; File No: 13‑ 04657‑0‑DAS‑JPG (3006‑01) la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: Aug 23, 2013. Gary M. Blair, Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Oct 24, 31. Nov 7, 14 2013. SUMMONS: (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JOANNA NEWTON, an individual, GEORGIA PULOS, an individual, MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO.,INC a California Corporation, CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., a California

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Corporation, and DOES 1‑100, inclusive, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SEINN SCHLIDT individually and Guardian Ad Litem of TILLY SCHLIDT, NICOLE BROCKING, an individual, and TILLY SCHLIDT, an individual and minor, JOANNA BARD NEWTON Cross‑Complainant, v. MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO., INC. a California Corporation, CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. a California Corporation, QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER CONTROL, a Business enitity, form unknown, SEINN SCHILIDT, an individual, NICOLE BROCKING, an individual DOES 1‑ 100, Cross‑Defendants CRITERION ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., a California Corporation, Cross‑Complainant, V. JOANNA B. NEWTON, an individual; GEORGIA PULOS, an individual: MEL SARTAIN EMERGENCY PLUMBING CO., INC., a California corporaton; QWIKRESPONSE DISASTER CONTROL, a business entity, form unknown; SEINN SCHLIDT, an individual and as Guardian Ad Litem of TILLY SCHLIDT; NICOLE BROCKING, an individual; and TILLY SCHLIDT, an individual and minor, and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive, Cross‑Defendants NOTICE! You have been sued.The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff a letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case.There may be a court form that you can use your for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center(www.courtinfo.­ca.gov/selfhelp), If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.­lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self‑Help Center (www.­courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales papa presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas information en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.­gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. CASE NO:1417316 Ex‑Parte Hearing Date: Nov 7, 2013, Time: 8:30 a.m Dept: 3, Complaint Filed: May 29, 2013, Trial Date September 23, 2014 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) Santa Barbara Superior Court 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93121, The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Matthew Da Vega. Da Vega & Fisher 351 351 Paseo Nuevo 2nd Floor Santa Barbara CA, 93101 (805) 232‑4471 la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): DATE: May 30, 2013. Gary M. Blair, Executive Officer, By Renee Bradley, Deputy (Delegado) Published Nov 14, 21, 27. Dec 5 2013.

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